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November 30, 2012

Planning for your child's future

Ernst O. Vanbergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., & Paul K. Cavanagh, Ph.D., M.S.W.

As administrators of two transition programs, we are often asked by parents “How can I best help my child transition to postsecondary education?” Or “when should I start working with my child on preparing to go to college or vocational training?” A variation on this theme is when we meet parents of young children with disabilities, and they remark to us, “Oh, we don’t need to talk to you yet. Our kids are really young.” A child is never “too young” when thinking about or planning for his or her future and optimizing their chances of having a smooth transition to postsecondary education....


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