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Transition Services

Core Service: Transition Services

The Disability Resource Center of Panama City is dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities through crucial life transitions. Our Transition Services are designed to facilitate a seamless move from one stage of life to another, ensuring that every individual has the support, resources, and guidance they need to thrive in their chosen path. This core service is divided into two main areas: Youth Transition and Nursing Home Transition.

Youth Transition

Our Youth Transition services are tailored to assist high school students with disabilities in navigating the path from public education to post-secondary education, employment, and other life settings. We understand the challenges and uncertainties that come with this transition, and our goal is to make the process as smooth and empowering as possible.

Services include:

  • Personalized planning to align with each student’s aspirations and abilities.
  • Workshops and counseling on post-secondary education options, including vocational training and college.
  • Job readiness training, including resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies.
  • Connections to community resources and services that support independent living and personal development.

Nursing Home Transition

Our Nursing Home Transition services focus on assisting individuals with disabilities who wish to avoid placement in nursing home settings or those looking to transition back into the community. We believe in the right of every individual to live in the least restrictive environment possible, and our services are designed to support this belief.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessments to understand each individual’s needs and preferences.
  • Planning and coordination of services to support living in the community, including home modifications, in-home support, and access to community resources.
  • Advocacy and assistance in navigating healthcare systems, funding sources, and legal rights.
  • Support and guidance for families and caregivers to ensure a smooth transition process.

Building a Future of Independence and Choice

Our Transition Services are built on the principles of empowerment, choice, and independence. We strive to equip individuals with disabilities and their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to make informed decisions about their futures.

Who Benefits?

Youth transitioning from high school and individuals seeking alternatives to nursing home care will find invaluable support, resources, and guidance through our Transition Services. We are committed to assisting you in achieving your goals for education, employment, and independent living.

Engage with Our Core Service

If you or someone you know is approaching a significant life transition and could benefit from specialized support and resources, please contact the Disability Resource Center of Panama City at (850) 769-6890. Our team is ready to assist with personalized planning, resource coordination, and ongoing support to ensure a successful transition into your next life chapter.

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