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

January 2024:

    • The Family’s Role in the College and Career Ready IEP Process (Register by 1/2)
      • Virtual multi-session opportunity to become more confident in the IEP process
      • Session 1: 1/10 from 6-7pm to learn about CCR IEP 5 beliefs
      • Session 2: 1/17 from 6-7pm to learn about the family role in the CCR IEP process
      • Session 3: 1/24 from 6-7pm to learn about special factors and important DIP resources
      • Register HERE
      • Hosted by WSPEI Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative
    • Families as Partners Winter Series (Register by 1/3)
      • Virtual multi-session opportunity for families focused on building relationships with school staff and others to improve outcomes for students.
      • Tuesday Sessions: 11:30-1:30; 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12
      • Saturday Sessions: 9:00-11:30; 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/1, 3/15
      • Register HERE¬†
      • Hosted by WSPEI Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative
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