Transitioning from teenage years to early adulthood: a checklist to help plan the future.

The transition to adulthood is an exciting journey for all teenagers that takes time, planning and much preparation! This is a time when students and families have the chance to think beyond where they are, where they want to be, and to day-dream about the future. Consider this an opportunity to converse with your family, school staff and support team about plans for adulthood.

The Transition Checklist was developed for students, families and school personnel as a resource to identify different areas that students and families may want to explore when preparing for the future. Each area identified on the checklist is connected to a reasource sheet.

The Transition Checklist is also intended to initate important conversations which may help students become more prepared for the future, and is designed to help increase awareness about issues that may require attention or extra planning.

Please be advised that this webpage and the Years One-Seven documents are subject to reviews and updating as needed. If you have any questions regarding transitions or require information or assistance please connect with Pathways and Information Peel, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (905-890-9432) or access the Special Needs Information Peel online directory 

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Transitions Planning Tool Webinar

This webinar goes over the components of a transition planning tool that was developed by the Transition Advisory Committee of Peel. This tool can be used and shared with individuals, their families, teachers and agencies to ensure everyone is working together towards a common goal.


Transitions Planning-Toolkit & Portfolio

This Toolkit and Portfolio has been designed to help you gather, keep, and use information to plan for a meaningful transition to adulthood. 


Connections Guide-Peel Region

This guide has been written to provide you with information on transition planningandtoidentifysomeoftheissuesyouneedtothinkabout in advance. It will also provide you with information on accessing services in Peel Region that may be useful to you as you begin to plan for your child’s life beyondschool.


Developmental Services Ontario-Transitions
 (Central West Region) 

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) provides information and worksheets for young people with developmental disabilities to help them plan as they move from high school to adulthood.