Transitioning to Adulthood

Navigating the transition from youth to adulthood is a significant milestone, especially for young adults with unique challenges such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, or rare neurological disorders. As you approach age 21, the structure and support of school-based or government programs may no longer be available in the same way. This can bring about feelings of uncertainty and apprehension. At The Option Group, we recognize these concerns and are dedicated to filling this gap. As you enter adulthood, we ensure that you’re equipped with tailored life care management services to guide, support, and empower you on this new journey.

Our life care management services include readiness and preparedness for the following:

Career and Education Planning

  • “What do I want to be when I grow up?”
  • Vocational assessment for areas of interest
  • College search, application, entrance, and support
  • Job readiness skills, interview techniques, and résumé writing
  • Job placement services, coaching, and on-the-job training
  • Collaboration with employers

Independent Living and Transition Support

  • Housing considerations: Independent living vs. group homes
  • Strategies for maintaining independence
  • Daily life skills training and support
  • Evaluating decision-making capacity
  • Addressing changes: Transitioning to larger wheelchairs, acquiring additional DME, adapting to wheelchair-accessible vans, learning to drive, and ensuring a home is accessible

Funding and Financial Planning

  • Planning documents for those with decision-making capacity
  • Self-directed funding and care coordination
  • Transferring funding to a 504 plan

Social and Recreational Activities

  • Affinity group meetings based on hobbies and interests
  • Social group engagements
  • Appropriate adult socialization

Health and Care Coordination

  • Coordinating care, medical appointments, and navigating healthcare
  • Housing and managing medical records
  • Maintaining health through holistic care management
  • Counseling, life coaching, and support services

Are you or a loved one nearing this crucial transitional age? Reach out to us, and let’s design a roadmap for a seamless transition, ensuring every young adult has the support they need for the next phase of their life.