Transition is "the process of changing from one state to another", according to Webster's dictionary. For families of children with special needs, it means the growth from being a legal "child" to a legal "adult" - or turning 18 years old - otherwise known as the "age of majority." What happens after high school? How will my child prepare for living independently? Will my child be able to work, and if so, at what type of job? How will he fill his days? And, what will happen after I pass away?
Parents never stop worrying that they may have missed a critical deadline or opportunity for their child in the complicated world of special needs planning. To help parents resolve their worries about the path to adulthood, we offer Transition Planning Services that cover far more than the school's educational transition plan. A true, all-encompassing Transition Plan sets out you and your child's goals for life as an adult not only in school, but vocational planning, government benefits, guardianship and special needs trust planning. Each component of our Transition Plan require careful, expert planning within important deadlines. Our team of experts includes a Special Needs Trust Planning Attorney, Education/IEP Attorney, Guardianship Attorney, Benefits Specialist and Nurse Paralegal.
During our Transitional Planning process, our legal team will guide you through the following components:
We can help you in this process wherever you are today. Some parents are concerned that they are beginning to plan "too late". It is never too late to create a Transition Plan! We will walk this path alongside you, rest assured, we will prioritize the issues that you must consider and help you achieve your planning goals.
Please contact us to set up or review your Transition Plan.
“Turning Pointe often utilizes Katie's help to guide families on their journey with autism. We refer families directly to her office and also proudly host her for informative live on-site presentations. Katie has a unique touch with clients as she is knowledgeable, but approachable and operates from a place of real passion for her work. At Turning Pointe, we are always confident in partnering with Clancy Associates and feel grateful to have her in our community."