In Louisiana your child can get services from the school system until they are 22 years old, or until they graduate with a regular high school diploma.
After this, they can get services from other sources. We'll tell you how to find support for living, working, and learning after age 22.
The first step is to think about your child's future. What do you see them doing after they're out of school?
Your answers to these questions will help you plan for their transition to adulthood, and to learn what support can help them during high school.
Here's what you can do:
- Think about what you see your child doing after high school (or after they are 22 and no longer in a school program).
- Encourage your child to think about their interests, values, and future goals.
- Give them opportunities to practice making decisions and to learn about themselves. These conversations will help the IEP team (including you!) create a transition plan that is really what your child wants.
- Get advice from friends, teachers, or service providers.
- Talk as a family about all these things and use the information to help with your transition planning.