Ages 6-14: Transitions



Once your child is established in elementary school, it’s important to start planning ahead, before all the changes and challenges that come with the transition to middle school. Even if you have your hands full right now, there are free resources and helpful people available to assist you in getting through today’s concerns so that you can begin planning for the future.

Making Connections, Creating Opportunities

Making connections for yourself is the most important step you can take toward creating opportunities for your child. Parent to Parent (P2P) will connect you with a parent who has experienced the same struggles you’re going through right now. P2P also offers free workshops, trainings and one-on-one help in navigating complex systems.

Resolving Issues with Schools

The Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) resolves complaints, disputes, and problems between families public schools. The OEO is independent of the public school system and provides an alternative to costly lawsuits and administrative hearings. Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) also provides information and assistance with school-related issues and other areas of your child’s life.

Resources

Parent to Parent | Visit website | Call: 1-800-821-5927
Office of the Education Ombuds | Visit website | Call: 1-866-297-2597
DD Endowment Trust | Visit website | Call: 888.754.8798 ext.1

 



2017

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  • Create a vision for the future. Set goals. Identify helpful people and needed supports.
    Let Your Person Centered Planning Guide help you plan and prepare for each stage of life.

  • Informing Families is a partnership for better communication, provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state.