Transition to Adulthood
Transition, as defined by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, is a lifelong process through which individuals come to understand themselves as they relate to the world of work. It occurs through participation in a continuum of developmental activities available through both formal and informal experiences in and outside of institutions and agencies.
Career development and transition in a comprehensive form is a community partnership effort involving the education system, the home and family structure, and business, industry, government and a variety of community agencies and organizations.
The Clerc Center offers a variety of resources that support development of various transition and life skills.
A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Transition Series for Families This series includes two documents:
A Family Guide to Work Preparation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students and
Vocational Rehabilitation Services FAQ for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students
The Clerc Center also maintains a list of sources of financial assistance for deaf and hard of hearing students and for hearing students whose career goals include service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Sources of Post-Secondary Financial Assistance