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The Transition Program focuses on vocational opportunities, guardianship, social security application, continued education, community supports, and eligibility determination for adult services.

 

 

 

Case Management Transition Program

Services

Woodfords’ Children's Case Management Transition Program provides coordinated, comprehensive service and supports to provide continuity of care to the family during their child’s transition into adult living. The Transition Program focuses on vocational opportunities, guardianship, social security application, continued education, community supports, and eligibility determination for adult services.


This specialty program, so critical when youth transition to adult services, helps families to develop the skills and knowledge to complete the following transition-specific objectives:

  • Coordinate and participate in regular transition and IEP meetings
  • Gather information and make decisions regarding guardianship
  • Apply for adult service eligibility
  • Apply for Social Security and MaineCare at age 18
  • Gain information regarding adult crisis services
  • Register for Selective Service as appropriate
  • Coordinate the development of pre-employment and employment skills, and utilize assistance of job coaching as appropriate
  • Research special needs trust funds
  • Explore housing options
  • Work toward greater community inclusion/integration
  • Explore community and community support services

In order to support continuity of care for consumers, Woodfords also provides community case management services for eligible adults. Click here to learn more about Woodfords' Case Managment Program for Adults.

 

Eligibility

  • Youth transition age – typically 16 years or older
  • Youth with MaineCare or MaineCare Katie Beckett
  • Youth with a developmental disability, mental retardation or mental health diagnosis

 

Counties Currently Served

  • Cumberland
  • York

 

Referrals

Referrals can be made by parents, physicians or other service providers.

 

Pathways to Transition Series

The Pathways to Transition Series is a free workshop for parents and professionals working with transition-age youth. Offered in October, January and April, each two-hour workshop focuses on one area of transition planning and features a regional expert on the topic.

FMI about the series, speakers or topics, contact Children's Case Manager Whitney Smith, at (207) 878-9663, x 4216.