ErinoakKids provides specialized supports to children/youth who are preparing for a major transition in their life (e.g., transition to school, transition into the adult service system). Transition services can assist parents in identifying appropriate school placements for their children and provides strategies to support long-term planning for successful life transitions.
Consultation can be provided directly to children/youth and families, and to professionals at ErinoakKids, community agencies and schools. The Transitions Consultant also serves on community committees designed to address issues related to successful transitions and the development of resources to support that goal.
Referrals to Transition Consultant Services may be made by clinicians who have identified the need for this assistance or who have been approached by parents for assistance of this kind. They are expected to review the criteria below in order to determine whether a referral to Transitions Services is indicated. Clinicians may also consult with the Transitions Consultant to help clarify the circumstances, if questions arise.
Criteria for referral to Transitions Services:
Clients approaching age 19 and preparing to enter the adult service sector or post-secondary education
Clients transitioning to high school with concerns regarding the appropriate setting and program
Clients with complex medical needs, to ensure those needs will be met within the adult service system
A child/youth must be receiving at least one service through ErinoakKids in order to access this program.