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Transfer of Rights

The charts on this page help explain what rights transfer upon the age of majority.

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Transition to Adult Healthcare

Transitioning from a teenager to adult is a big step. There are many important factors that are involved, especially your health and health care. Here are a few tips to help you and your family prepare for this new phase of life.

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Age of Majority Information Sheet

Age of majority is the legal age established by state law at which a person is no longer a minor and has the right and the responsibility to make certain legal choices that adults make. See our information sheet to learn more about Age of Majority.

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Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center

The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology (AT) Center holds a variety of resources to support Iowans. The Lending Library is a great way to make sure a product works before making a purchase, by allowing Iowans to borrow devices, free of charge for 30 days. Iowa Assistive Technology Exchange Program, a "classified ads" feature, connects people with available AT across the state. It is free of charge to create an account.

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Life After High School Information Sheet

All students face the big transition from high school to the "real world," and students with disabilities may face that transition with even more factors to consider. See our information sheet to learn more about transition planning for students with IEPs.

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Path to Independence - Mobile Apps to Support Transition-Age Youth

Many free and low-cost mobile apps are available to support transition-age youth with disabilities as they embark on their journey towards post-secondary education, job training, employment, and independent living.

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Transition Planning for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Transition planning is essential for deaf students, who experience unique educational and life challenges as a result of their hearing loss, such as communication barriers, lack of effective accommodations, and intentional and unintentional discrimination.

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Regional Coordinators of Disability Services

View the list of all regional disability services in Iowa.

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Age of Majority FAQ for Parents and Students

This webpage focuses solely on the transition of youth with disabilities from high school to learning, living and working in the community.

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Transition Tips for Youth with Visual Impairments

College is full of new experiences. As an individual with a visual impairment, you may be wondering how you're going to do it all. This handout will answer these and other questions.

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Map of Iowa's Mental Health and Disability Service Regions

See which region you are closest to.

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Assistive Technology that Supports Independent Living

There is a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) that can be used to support young adults with disabilities that want to gain independence and live on their own. Click below to learn about the many kinds of AT that can help teens and young adults to develop the skills needed to live more independently.

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Transition Tips for Parents of Youth with Visual Impairments

College is an exciting time of life for both parents and youth, but it also can be stressful, especially when the student has a visual impairment. This guide can help you prepare your son or daughter with a vision impairment for success in postsecondary education.

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Iowa IDEA Information

The i3 website is a one-stop-shop for procedures, guidance and resources on special education for parents, families, educators and partner agencies. The site can be easily translated into different languages, and includes many transition related resources.

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