High School and Transition Services

Inclusion BC (formerly BC Association for Community Living)

Address: 227 6th Street 
New Westminster 
Phone: 604-777-9100
Fax: 604-777-9394
Toll free: 1 800-618-1119
Email: info@bcacl.org
Website: www.inclusionbc.org

The Inclusion BC provincial office provides support, education and advocacy where and when it’s needed, breaking down barriers and building communities that include people of all abilities.

What They Do
– Provide individual advocacy and community referral support
– Advocate at a systems level for policy change
– Publish resources and host regional workshops and provincial conferences
– Promote inclusion through public awareness initiatives and campaigns


Transition & Employment Program, North Shore Disability Resource Centre

Address: 3158 Mountain Hwy,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-985-5371
Transition & Employment Facilitator (Glenda): 604-904-4075
Email: g.kopperson@nsdrc.org
Website: www.nsdrc.org

The Transition & Employment program assists young people with disabilities, aged 15+ and their families to navigate the transition from child to adult services, and supports toward employment.
How we can help…
– Assist youth with disabilities to transition into the government services system
– Develop a transition plan for your future
– Provide information regarding transition and employment
– Facilitate workshops and information sessions
– Link you to services and resources in the community
– Attend school transition IEP meetings by request
– Job Club and employment workshops for job seekers
– Job development supports
– Individual appointments are available

We can also assist employers!


North Vancouver School District

2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC  V7M 2K6
Phone 604.903.3444
Fax 604.903.3445

NVSD Transition Handbook for Students:
Website: http://www.nvsd44.bc.ca/ProgramsServices/InclusiveEducation/Documents/TransitionPlanning.pdf
This document articulates the values and beliefs of the North Vancouver School District,
working in collaboration with community agencies. It outlines a framework to support
young people with complex special needs, in their transition from school to adult services.
At this stage the school’s case manager works closely with the student’s social worker
and Community Living BC (CLBC) Facilitator to plan the transition from adolescence to
adulthood. The document has two main purposes:
• To provide general information about the transition process for students, parents and
• To provide a specific format for individual student planning for students, parents and



Community Living BC

#210 – 1200 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 2A2
Phone: 604-981-0321
General Enquiries: northvancouver@communitylivingbc.ca
Website: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca

Community Living BC (CLBC), a provincial crown agency mandated under the Community Living Authority Act, delivers supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia. CLBC is working to create communities where people with developmental disabilities have more choices about how they live, work and contribute.

Community Living BC (CLBC) works in collaboration with youth and their families and other government organizations and ministries to support youth transitioning to adulthood. For some youth, transition planning includes applying for CLBC adult services. CLBC provides a range of community living supports and services to eligible adults to assist them to live as fully and independently as possible in the community.
There are two ways you can get help from CLBC:
• You can pay for services directly using money you receive from CLBC.
• Or you can get support from organizations that receive money directly from CLBC to provide services to individuals and their families.


Ministry for Children and Family Development

304 – 221 W. Esplanade, North Vancouver V7M 3J3
Telephone: 604 981-0008
Fax: 604 981-0005
Website: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/transition.htm

MCFD works in partnership with the Ministries of Health and Education, and regional and community agencies throughout the province, to plan and coordinate services. Our goal is to deliver accessible high-quality intervention and support services for children and youth with special needs and their families through an integrated service delivery approach.

The Government of British Columbia recognizes the importance of collaborating across the service sectors to support the transition to adulthood for youth with special needs and their families. The Cross Ministry Transition Planning Protocol for Youth with Special Needs describes how such collaboration across nine government organizations will occur.


Ministry of Social Development and Innovation

Vancouver Coastal Regional Office
910-360 West Georgia St Vancouver BC V6B 6B2
Telephone: 604 660-3224
Fax: 1 855 771-8719
270 North Shore Employment & Income Assistance Office
902 West 16th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1R3
Phone: 1 866 866-0800 Fax: 1 855 771-8731
Website: http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/pwd.htm

MSD provides education and support payments, employment programs, bus passes and health and dental benefits for persons with disabilities and Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities (PWD). MSD has special procedures in place so that young people with disabilities can complete the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation application process six months before their 18th birthday. There are also special procedures in place for transitioning from At Home Medical Benefits to Adult Disability Assistance.



The Advocate for Service Quality

820 – 999 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K5
Telephone: 604 775-1238
Fax: 604 660-1505
Website: http://www.eia.gov.bc.ca/advocate/#who

The advocate for Service Quality can assist transitioning youth with special needs and their families have access to supports and services that are available. The Advocate can help with services from the Ministry of Social Development, from other ministries, CLBC or from service agencies in the community. The Advocate works in collaboration with, but independently of CLBC, the Ministries Social Development, Children and Family Development, Health, and other ministries as required.


Pivot Point Family Growth Centre

South Surrey Head Office
24- 15515 24th Avenue
Surrey, BC CANADA V4A 2J4
Telephone: 1.778.724.0239
Website: http://www.pivotpoint.ca/our-services/teen-transition-planning
Website: www.TeenTransitionPlanning.ca
Fee for service

Pivot Point specializes in intensive therapeutic interventions for children and adults with mild behavioural and emotional challenges to severe clinical conditions such as Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, and other challenges that limit success at home, school, or community. We provide a wide range of AUTISM SERVICES for children ages 2 to 19 as well as to young adults throughout BC. All supports are tailored to the individual needs of each family in any amount required.
Pivot Point co-created the Teen Transition Planning System, a comprehensive system of training, information, and supports for teens with Special Need and their families. Trains facilitators for the PATH planning tool.


Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

260- 3665 Kingsway Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
Telephone: 604.439.9566 Fax: 604.439.7001
Email: inquiries@plan.ca
Website: http://plan.ca/about-plan/

PLAN is guided by a vision of creating “a good life” for all people with disabilities. This includes: • Relationships with people who love and care for them • The opportunity to contribute • A home to call their own • Supportive decision-making • Financial security PLAN’s strategic vision deliberately imagines the possibilities of families in 5 key areas: Future Planning, Personal Networks (Relationships), Advocacy, Family Development and Social Innovation. This provides an over arching vision. Whether it’s offering workshop in will and estates planning, assisting in building a personal social network or convening discussions with policy-makers, families are at the core of everything PLAN does.


Down Syndrome Research Foundation

1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada
Telephone: 1 604 444 3773,   1 604 431 9248
Email: info@dsrf.org

Our programs are continually evolving as we gain new understanding through our ongoing research. We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities to children and young adults with Down syndrome, including ground-breaking reading and communications programs, speech therapy, music in motion, summer school and transitions programs which prepare our students to live full and fulfilling lives.


Into Adulthood

Website: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/adulthood.htm

This BC Government web page provides information about and links to government services and publications regarding the transition from youth to adult services.


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