findSupport BC
Transitions Timeline
Age 16
Youth Profile
Regularly review your youth's profile (strengths, qualities, likes, dislikes...) Discuss their hopes, dreams and visions for their future.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for your youth.
Legal Identification
Get your youth's legal identification in order.
Income Taxes and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
If your youth has a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), they need to file income taxes at ages 16 and 17.
Build The Team
Pull together the key individuals for your youth's Transition Team.
Create / Review Transition Plan / IEP
Review and update the Transition Plan and the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Obtain / Update Assessments
Determine which assessments are required in order to effectively transition into adult services. (Most commonly required - psycho-educational assessment.)
Transition Workshops
Consider attending a transition workshop.
Research and plan for post-secondary education / training, vocational skills, and employment preparation.
Financial Planning
Consider long term financial planning tools such as will & estate planning, trusts, insurance products, as well as RDSPs and RESPs.
Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) file
Apply for CLBC services.
Employment & Volunteer Opportunities - Community Involvement
Begin to research employment and volunteer opportunities for the individual. Include in Transition Plan and IEP.
Resume / Portfolio
Begin to build youth's resume / portfolio of their work and volunteer jobs.
Self Description
As much as possible, teach youth how to describe their uniqueness to others.
Recreation, Leisure, & Entertainment
Pursue hobbies and opportunities for leisure and recreation.
Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) file
CLBC delivers support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. To receive CLBC services, a person must be 19 years of age or older, but eligibility can be confirmed as soon as they turn 16.
Family Support Institute of BC
Connect with the Family Support Institute for support, guidance, and information. This provincial not for profit organization can connect you with a volunteer Resource Parent (RP) in your community. All RPs have a family member with a disability. This network supports and connects with families by sharing experiences, expertise, and guidance.
FSI Event Calendar
FSI has regular online support groups, workshops, and information sessions with a wide variety of guest speakers for individuals and their families to explore.
Visit for more information.