Transition Resources

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    Helpful Links 

    Links to important information about Transitioning to Adult life in Pennsylvania.
     

    Great resource at Glen Mills Counseling Center:

    Glen Mills Counseling Center–Joseph Lipiarski LSW specializing in Autism and Aspergers with individuals and families. Focus is a strength-based perspective, solution focus parenting skills, changing shifts in perceptions, and working through grief and loss to regain connection. Extensive background in teaching as a Special Educator for 9 years (Oxford and Garnet Valley School Districts). Joe spent 11 years directing a camp for children with special needs. (Bournelyf Special Camp, West Chester, PA).  Glen Mills Counseling  Center takes all insurance including Magellan. For more information call 610-656-1424
     

    Autism Transition Handbook

    The website provides information to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families by providing access to the most current and comprehensive information on the transition to adulthood: https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/ASD-Handbook.pdf
     

    Additional Autism Resources

    • www.Siblingsupport.org
      • Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support program is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.  
    • Autism Speaks’ Transition Tool Kit
        • Free online guidebook created to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. It includes information on self-advocacy, community living, employment, housing, getting organized, and much more.
    • Rudy Simone on Life as an “Aspergirl”
      • Simone is a writer, jazz singer, and stand-up comedian in San Francisco. She’s also a proud member of an often-misunderstood minority-within-a-minority: a woman on the autism spectrum — or as she prefers to call herself, an ‘Aspergirl.’ Simone is the author of three books: “Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or HFA, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates,” “Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger's Syndrome,” and “22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger Syndrome.”  




    Resources for People with Special Needs/Diverse Abilities


    Special Needs and/or Accessibility Tools
    Complete guide to educational and special needs apps
    This list is curated from websites discovered over the years to share with people looking for accessibility tools and features to assist students. Many found themselves using the tools, too! Always be sure to vet these personally due to ads and privacy policies.