Last night we had a Person Centered Planning meeting here at our house for Red. The purpose of the meeting is to do personal goal setting alongside the mentors in Red’s life. He decides who to invite to these meetings. He actually schedules it with his facilitator and sends out the electronic invitations to everyone. He also follows up with them days prior to the meeting to confirm if they will attend.
We have also made him responsible for shopping for and preparing a snack for his guests. The snack last night was fresh grapes, oranges, apples and brownie bites.
Our crowd last night consisted of myself, Red, his Vocational Training teacher from the high school, his Pastor, and our facilitator, who just happens to be the head Transition Coordinator for our school district, and the Vice Principle of the 18 plus Transition Program, which he will be entering into as of January.
Yes. Red will complete his high school credits at the end of this week! As of now, he will walk the stage with his peers in the graduation in June of 2014. We will decide between now and then whether or not to give him his diploma at that time, and then transition him to the Department of Rehabilitative Services. DARS will assist him and hopefully help pay for, career training/college or a certification program. Otherwise, he can continue to receive adult transition services through the school district up until the age of 22.
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