Transition Planning For Families

Young people with disabilities face some particular challenges in making the transition to adulthood. With some advanced planning, flexibility and perseverance on the parts of parents, you can help provide the support and guidance your child needs.

How New Hope can help…

Contact us to help you and your child on their journey to adulthood.

Joyce Hinners, Service Development Coordinator
Phone: (712)792-0923

Helpful Links

KASA (Kids as Self-Advocates)

Help spread helpful, positive information among peers to increase knowledge on various issues. Under their Youth Resource link is a vast array of articles and other links to help guide youth in their transition to adulthood.

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What's transition? It's finishing high school and starting your adult life. Transition is inevitable and in Iowa transition, planning should start by age 14. This website can help! Learn about and prepare for transition by exploring:

  • Disabilities to Possibilities
  • The Road to Discovery
  • Taking the Next Step
  • Preparing for Work

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The Iowa Legal Aid Website

"The Iowa Legal Aid Website" is a service of Iowa Legal Aid and other organizations working for fairness in our state. ILAW provides resources for low-income Iowans, seniors and others looking for help with a legal problem or seeking information on the law. This website provides information on disability rights, guardianship and education.

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Research and Training Center on Community Living

Questions to ask providers when making decisions about residential supports for family members with disabilities.

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Advocates in Action

Making decisions about different places to live, including considering the Pros and Cons.

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