BACI offers support to people who are transitioning from childhood to adult life.
The time when a person moves into adulthood is full of choices and challenges. We offer a wide range of services to help people find a path through that important stage of their lives.
- Interest Testing or “Discovery”
- Career Exploration
- Informational Interviews
- Job Shadowing
- Volunteer Experiences
- Independent Living Skills Training
- Job Seeking Skills Training
- Social Skills Training
- Advocacy and Leadership
- Parent Education
- Community Connections and Recreation
For a smooth transition, however, families must begin planning long before a child turns 19.
What is Transition Planning?
Transition planning is the process of preparing for the move from one phase of life to another. It includes developing informal community supports and networks. And it may include applying for adult services through Community Living BC (CLBC).
What are CLBC adult services?
CLBC provides a range of community living supports and services to eligible* adults, helping them to live as fully and independently as possible in the community.
These can include respite, community inclusion, employment support and residential support. CLBC provides flexible supports that promote choice and independence and areintended to address individuals’ unique needs and goals.
When should transition planning start with CLBC?
Transition planning with CLBC should begin after a youth’s 16th birthday. It is important to start this process early because it may take time to complete the required steps. CLBC has a youth transition support policy that describes CLBC’s role for assisting youth and their families before a youth turns 19.
When can your family member start to receive CLBC-funded community living supports?
To receive CLBC services, your family member must be 19 years of age or older. CLBC tries to make sure that everyone who is eligible gets access to supports or funded services in a consistent and fair way. However, requests for service may exceed available funding and it may take some time before your family members is able to access services.
Even if your son or daughter has accessed children’s special needs services and is confirmed eligible for adult community living services, CLBC may not be able to provide support as soon as he or she turns 19. It could take time for services to become available. Advance planning and accessing a range of other community supports and resources is important.