High School Transition Planning - Center for ADHD

High School Transition Planning for Students with ADHD, Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism.

While transition planning is a required part of the IEP process many parents are unaware of their child’s rights and options as they plan for life after high school.  Other parents rely on guidance from their child’s school faculty who may be restricted by their school district as to what information they are allowed to share with families. 

Families have been turning to Ryan Wexelblatt, Center Director for over five years to help them with the high school transition process.   As a certified NJ School Social Worker and long time School Clinician specializing in ADHD, Asperger’s and higher-verbal autism spectrum diagnoses Ryan has worked with students who have attended a wide variety of colleges and post-secondary programs.  He can provide an insider’s view of post high school options including college, vocational education and other programs.  

The ideal time to start the transition planning process is when students are in 10th grade however the process can be done successfully at any time.  

The transition planning process involves the following:

  • A review of neuropsychological testing reports, psychological, psychiatric evaluations, etc.
  • Meeting with a student both individually and with their family to discuss realistic options based on a student’s strengths and interests.
  • Connecting families with resources that are important to their child’s transition planning (OVR, etc.)
  • Attending IEP meetings, transition planning meetings at a student’s school as requested (travel fees apply)
  • Developing a plan with concrete action steps for the student.

Please contact us to begin the transition planning process. 



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