Transitioning to Adulthood

Planning for the transition from high school to college or vocation training, employment, and independent living should begin early in your child’s high school years. A team of individuals including educators, community service providers, medical personnel (as needed), family members, and your child should all be involved in the planning process. Listed below are a variety of resources that can help you and your child in this process.

General Information on Transition Services

Transition Toolkit for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Transition Planning and Strategies
Parent to Parent Colorado
  • Transition and Adult Resources
Colorado Department of Education
  • Transition Services

Transitions to College

College Living Experience
  • Supports students in areas of academics, independent living, social skills and career development

Transitions to Work

Job Accommodation Network
Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
  • School to Work Resources
School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)
  • Provides a variety of services to assist young adults with a disability in obtaining employment
Employment Works
  • Receives referrals from Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Ticket to Work to provide job placement services
Children’s Hospital Colorado Project SEARCH
  • School-to-work transition program for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities that involves students being completely immersed in the workplace
  • Download flyer
Ability Connection Colorado – Social Security Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
  • Free work incentive planning/assistance for SSDI and SSI beneficiaries

Independent Living

Independent Living Experience
  • Provide services to support independent living.

Transitioning into Adult Health Care

Got Transition
  • Information for families on transitioning into adult health care and beginning to have youth manage their own health care needs

Colorado Adult Brain Injury Program


  • Learn more about the Colorado Adult Brain Injury Program services available through the Adult Brain Injury Program and eligibility criteria through the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.