Flashcards in Lifespan - Adolescence & Adult Years Deck (27):
T/F A gap in service & support system exists for some persons between 18-21
The focus in adolescence is on as much _______ & _________ independence as possible.
Social & Occupational
Adolescents may be prepared by: (2)
4 Types of Vocational Training: (WCWC)
Community Referenced Training
Transition planning is intended for the transition from?
Adolescence to Adulthood
Transition planning should begin:
2 Yeas Before student leaves school
To be effective, transition planning relies on (3)
Effective HS programs
Broad range of adult services
Cooperative planning between school & community
In addition, for a successful transition to adulthood we must educate onL
Sexuality - safe & responsible behaviour
Why is adequate sexual education paramount for persons with ID?
Vulnerability to exploitation & abuse (2x more likely)
Why is employment important? (3)
Contributes to Identity
Provides social contact/integration
Perceived 'member of society'
Money! More options :)
Real work for real wages in real settings:
Competitive employment can take place in 3 ways.
With no support services
With time-limited training & support services
With ongoing support services
With ongoing support services is known as:
Supported Employment Model
Supported employment support is based on:
Individual needs & not time-limited
Here, a job coach provides intense one-2-one training, throughout day but may be faded - co-workers may also train
Individual Placement Model
5-8 Individuals who have a crew supervisor. Community service jobs, landscaping/janitorial. Contract work.
Community Work Crew
Here, 2-8 individuals work alongside non-disabled employees with continuous long-term support.
Established specifically for persons with ID, piece-work, sorting. Pay by unit/productivity. Low-pay, non-competitive.
Sheltered Employment Model
Preferred living arrangements?
Supported apartment living (1-2ppl)
Other living arrangements include:
Semi-independent c support as needed
Housing co-op w/ volunteer support
Professional Parents/Foster Care
Another difficult transition occurs at:
Three step pre-retirement planning process:
1. Create awareness of retirement & lifestyle change
2. Identify wishes/dreams
3. Develop retirement plan (leisure initiation - cards)
Persons with ID in retirement need to be involved in:
Recommended pre-retirement is a..
Phase out/In process c mentor
Adults with DS are at higher risk of:
Average age of onset for Alz in DS