JCHAI Transitions

Uniquely bridging the gap between completion of high school and the start of living and working independently.

Transitions Calendar

JCHAI Transitions

Uniquely bridging the gap between completion of high school and the start of living and working independently.

Transitions Calendar

JCHAI Transitions encourages a smooth transition for younger adults so that when they finish high school, they can leave home and live separately from their families (with supported living) in the same way that typical children leave home and go off to college. This transition program provides the developmental bridge needed for people with disabilities to become integrated in the community at an earlier age than typical. Because many Transitions programs and classes are taught with JCHAI members in attendance, Transitions members get to see that it is possible to live away from their parents. Our Transitions program also educates the member's family to anticipate the "letting go" process, which is often difficult for the parents of adult children with disabilities.

Activities include:

  • Social activities such as digital storytelling, dances, birthday and holiday celebrations, art classes, suburban farming, communal cooking & meals, outings, and more! Look into our Dimensions group for those who are interested in outings in the community, particularly for those with HFASD.
  • Robotics
  • Resume drafting
  • Game Nights
  • Film Club
  • Fitness & Exercise, indoors & out, nature hikes, workouts
  • Group Counseling: MAP (my Action Plan) groups are co-led by a professional with an advanced degree
  • Vocational assessment and assistance finding employment through liaison with employers and on-the-job coaching
  • Travel safety and skills
  • Tech Connections Multimedia Lab with coaching
  • JCHAI Works Volunteer Corps - JCHAI members volunteer for other organizations

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