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Transition in Education


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Transitions April M. Hayden EDUC 534 Transition in Education September 27, 2014


Transitioning Being disabled does not mean you do not have a life after high school. There is a world out there waiting for you to explore. What are your future plans? Where do you see yourself after high school graduation? Who do you contact for help ? Here is a little information to help you start your transition planning now.

Recreation and Leisure:

Recreation and Leisure Big Lake Developmental Center 1416 Hays Drive Manhattan, Ks 66502 (785) 776 9201 Offers day activities which develop leisure and recreational skills, community integration and interaction, and sensory and cognitive stimulation. This program allows individuals to participate in activities other than work for a portion of their day and may include crafts, gardening, and field trips.

Recreation and Leisure:

Recreation and Leisure Special Olympics of Kansas 5280 Foxridge Drive Mission, KS 66202 913.236.9290 Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development.

Home Living :

Home Living Big Lake Developmental Center 1416 Hays Drive Manhattan, Ks 66502 (785) 776 9201 The Residential Services Program at Big Lakes Developmental Center seeks to increase each client’s independent living skills. Working both individually and in group settings, residential staff assist the individual in gaining new skills in self-care, social interactions, food preparation, laundry, household chores and community resources. Our clients have access to a traditional home environment that is best aligned with their needs and preferences. 

Home Living :

Home Living Center for Developmentally Disabled 1010 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 531 - 0045 Supported living services provide individualized supports, delivered in a personalized manner, to adults with developmental disabilities who live in agency-owned and operated properties. These properties are one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen, furnished apartments. 

Employment :

Employment Kansas Department of Commerce 205 S. 4th Street Suite K Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 840-9675 You're a step closer to finding a job that works for you. Do a quick search right now and start applying for jobs! Or, take the next step and create a KANSASWORKS Job Seeker account - it's quick and easy!

Employment :

Employment Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation 5111 East 21st Street N. Wichita, KS 67208 316-688-1888 ext. 236 The CPRF Job Placement Department guides people with disabilities (and others with vocational barriers) to the right position, offering readiness reviews, placement, retention services, and more.

Community Access :

Community Access Center for Engagement and Community Development 202 Ahearn Kansas State University Manhattan , KS 66506 785-532-6868 Project EXCELL provides individuals with developmental disabilities and opportunity to experience college life through a variety of K-State-based classes such as sign language, music and dance, and vocational exploration. These half-day programs offer young adults with mild developmental disabilities age 18 and over a college-like experience that might not otherwise be available to them. 

Community Access :

Community Access ATA Bus 785-537-6345 Do you need to get around town? We are here to help you reach your destination. The ATA Bus of Manhattan, KS offers comfortable and reliable transportation services in the area.


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