Supporting Neurodiverse Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

The recording is from an ACT Chats event on May 30, 2023.

This presentation is a comprehensive guide to accessing services for adults with developmental disabilities. It provides information and resources on assessments, eligibility, and how they relate to accessing Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD) Navigators. The presentation also covers adult services, including Community Living BC (CLBC) and Adult Day Services. Additionally, it provides information on eligibility and access in relation to Persons with Disabilities benefits, including working while collecting disability benefits.

About the Presenter

Michelle Schmidt, PhD

Michelle Schmidt, PhD is the Executive Director of ACT – Autism Community Training. Prior to joining ACT in 2022, Michelle Schmidt was involved in public education in British Columbia, as an educator, school psychologist, and administrator. Most recently, Michelle served as Director of Instruction in the Surrey School District, where she was responsible for inclusive education and supports for students with diverse abilities.

With over 30 years of experience in the education system, Michelle provides insight into the relationship between BC Schools and the human rights legislation, as well as Ministry of Education and Childcare policies and practices, including inclusive education designations and ministry compliance.

Presentation resources

Resource TitleWord DocPDF
My Transition PlanDownloadDownload
Plain Language Planning WorkbookDownload
Transition Planning ChecklistDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: Cross Ministry Planning Protocol Tasks and RolesDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: My Personal Transition GoalsDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: What to Know About MeDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: IndependenceDownloadDownload

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