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Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.
The Lambton Kent Teen Transition Committee has developed this easy-to-use resource providing information for youth with disabilities about transitioning to adulthood.
The transition from childhood to adulthood is a life stage for families as well as individuals. As young people with disabilities move from their teen to adult years, they and their families experience many growing pains in common with all families at that stage of life. They also develop dreams and aspirations about what sort of work they want to do, where they want to live, and what they like doing for fun.
Certainly, no two people are alike and individual transitions vary. The challenge is not to discount this passage due to the individual's disability, but to embrace it and find ways to mentor youth with disabilities to grow into strong men and women. This website will equip you with information to make your transition as smooth as possible.
About Our Committee
We strive to support families in Lambton Kent by creating educational opportunities, networking opportunities, and a consolidated process for the transition to adult services.
Our committee is driven by parents and includes community agencies that are key in the transition process such as:
Autism Ontario- Sarnia Lambton
Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent
Community Living Jobstart
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton
Community Living Chatham Kent Jobworx
Community Living Wallaceburg JobMatch
Family Counselling Centre
Goodwill Industries EKL
Lambton County Developmental Services
Lambton Kent District School Board
Learning Disabilities Association of Lambton County
Ministry of Children & Youth Services
Pathways Health Centre for Children
Real People Campaign
St. Clair Catholic District School Board
St. Clair Child & Youth Services
St. Francis Advocates/ Stepping Stones
Walpole Island Social Services
Parents aligned with Jumpstart
Sandra and Tim Molyneaux