Support through transitions fosters opportunities for successful experiences for students with FASD as they move between home, school, and community.
Collaboration through Teamwork
Collaboration through teamwork essential for supporting students with FASD. Sharing information about student successes and struggles through the use of student agendas, communication books, communication via email, and strategy tracking tools are helpful tools for supporting student success and the development of a wraparound team approach.
Provide Prompts, Cues and Reminders
The use of timers, visual and verbal cues are helpful tools for supporting students between tasks and transitions, so transitions are not abrupt. It is important to foster a predictable environment. WRaP Success Coaches communicate with school staff and caregivers to ensure students and families are informed about upcoming events in school and provide reminders for any changes to routines which may be difficult for the student. Support with organizational strategies are also helpful for students during transitions; for example, using only one binder instead of one binder for each class, taking time more often to do binder and locker clean-ups.
Support Transition to Adulthood
Each year, students transition out of the supportive school environments they have been part of for over 12 years. Students living with FASD tend to need more supports during these major life transition times. Supporting students with these transitions enhances opportunities for success, safety and well-being.
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Persons with Developmental Disabiliites (PDD) are examples of supports that may be applicable and helpful to explore while transition planning.
or call Alberta Supports at 780-644-9992.
WRaP works to ensure that transition supports meet the individual needs of students and wraparound support teams continue as they transition into adulthood. Applying a team approach with the student is crucial in the development of a transition plan.