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Transition services can assist a range of Mainers with disabilities. Transitions can include youth transitioning from school to secondary education or job readiness programs or adults transitioning home from an extended stay in a nursing facility.

As a Center for Independent Living, transition services are one of the 5 core services that Alpha One provides.

A mature woman helps a senior woman out of a car as she takes her to the shopsAlpha One provides Independent Living services to connect consumers in need of resources to those community members needing more assistance. Through the Independent Living program, Independent Living Specialists meet directly with consumers and families to assist in various transitions. Alpha One has limited Independent Living funds and staff time available for these services and we can assist consumers who are highly motivated and embrace consumer direction or have families who can provide leg work to assist with these transitions.

Alpha One will meet with families and consumers to provide suggestions and, at times, direct care coordination, to assist them in in shifts to different stages in life. Independent Living Specialists will provide a focused “road map”, directing tools, and information to consumers looking to transition. Also, they will empower consumers to follow through with these elements on their own. Youth transitions are particularly complicated and our Independent Living Specialists have the backgrounds and experience to assist with smooth transitions to different phases of life or living situations.

Call and ask for an independent living assessment to connect with an Independent Living Specialist and start the process.