Completing high school is a big milestone for most students, this is especially true for students with disabilities. It is an exciting yet scary transition for students as they transition from high school to the adult world. Planning for life after high school starts early. In Wisconsin, students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) create a Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) with the IEP team when they turn 14. The plan helps guide students to reach their goals. Check out the WI Transition App which can help make sure your voice is heard when you create your transition plan.

How ADRC can Help You:

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jackson County helps assist with the transition process starting at the age of 17 years and 6 months. The ADRC is an entry point for information and assistance on issues affecting students and adults with disabilities regardless of income.

Services Provided at the ADRC include but are not limited to:

  • Disability benefits counseling
    • Applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Medicaid
    • Advocacy if you receive a denial of benefits
    • Information on working and keeping benefits
  • Eligibility determination for publicly funded long term care programs
  • Support Options

ADRC services can be provided in person, via telephone or through a home visit.
To schedule an appointment please contact the ADRC of Jackson County at 715.284.4301 or 844.493.4245

May 2023:

  • May 17th 12pm – “988 Suicide Prevention Hotline in Wisconsin”, via Zoom
  • May 17th 4:30-7:30 – “Jackson County Wellness Extravaganza”, Milt Lunda Ice Arena, Black River Falls, WI
    • Free event, no registration required, open to all Jackson County residents
  • May 18th 12pm- “IEP Revisions and Extended School Year (Spanish)”, via Zoom
  • May 20th – “Pace and Pedal”, Wazee Lake Recreation Area, Black River Falls, WI
  • May 24th 8:30-12pm What Counts as Challenging Behavior and For Who” Central WI Convention & Expo Center 10101 Market St Rothschild, WI 54474
    • Free; Register at 
    • Hosted by WI Dept of Public Instruction and Community of Practice on Autism spectrum disorders
  • May 24th 12pm “Putting the Pieces Together: Transition in Action”
  • May 24th 5:30-7pm – “What’s After High School?” at 1827 Sims Place, La Crosse, WI 54601 Gundersen Integrated Center for Education (ICE House).
  • May 25th  12pm- “Supporting Literacy at Home in the Summer”, via Zoom
  • May 31  12pm- “Educational Rights of English Learners”, via Zoom

June 2023:

August 2023:

  • August 4  8-2:45pm – “Endless Possibilities- Guiding Families through Challenging Times” , virtual
    • Register Here 
    • Fee $40 *parent scholarships available on first come first serve basis
    • Hosted by University of WI-Whitewater
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