The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Wolf River Region, serving the counties of Shawano, Oconto, Menominee and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, provides a no cost, single point of contact for information and assistance, enhancing self-sufficiency and the quality of life for its residents.
Completing High School is a very important time for all students. This is especially true for students with disabilities as they transition to adult life. What options and supports are available after high school? How do students plan for employment, independent living and postsecondary education? These important questions are part of the transition planning process.
Transition is a time when High School ends and life begins. If you already have an idea of what you would like to do, great! Now is your time to explore those ideas and learn how to accomplish your goals. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, transition planning may help you with the decision-making process. Beginning to plan early may be helpful and make the process go more smoothly.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region (ADRC) offers a single entry point for information and assistance for your adults with disabilities, regardless of income. As early as a student turns 17.5 years old, families can contact the ADRC to request and options counseling meeting. Topics that may be discussed include:
- Transition process from Children to Adult services
- Disability benefits such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Medicaid
- Employment options
- Postsecondary education options
- Advanced decision making options (Supported Decision Making, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship)
- Eligibility determination for publicly funded long term care programs (Family Care and IRIS)
To contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region to place a referral for services or discuss your options, please contact 1-855-492-2372, stop in at our local office at 229 Van Buren Street, Oconto Falls or to learn more visit our website at adrcwolfriver.org.
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