It's difficult to know where to begin. Making your own transition road map is a good place to start. Below you will find tools and checklists that you can use to gather, formulate and organize your multiple transitions.
The Individual Transition Planning (ITP) Guide is a great tool to help you get started with your transition planning. You can complete the planning guide or checklist in this section online and your completed guide/checklist can be printed out. You can also save or update your answers, but you MUST save the file to your computer to save or update. The last page of the guide contains complete directions.
Fostering Club in collaboration with Fostering Connections.org, created a very youth friendly Transition Toolkit. This document contains user-friendly planning worksheets broken into logical sections. This planning document is useful for all youth, but especially useful to youth in foster care.
This Magellan Health Services guide provides a worksheet that can be modified as developmentally appropriate for the family member / adolescent / young adult. Use this guide to anticipate needs, build on strengths, and link youth to the appropriate supports and services.
Autism Speaks has developed a user-friendly Transition Tool Kit that is organized in the following sections: Introduction; Self-Advocacy; Developing Independent Living Skills; Planning for Transition; Legal Matters to Consider; Community Living; Employment and Other Options; Postsecondary Educational Opportunities; Housing and Residential Supports; Health; Technology; Conclusion; Resources
The Casey Life Skills Tool (developed by Casey Family Programs, a foundation that works to improve services for current and former youth in foster care in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) offers a free practice tool as one of many resources that can help you and your caseworker or independent living coordinator assess your independent living skills.