ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
There are many aspects of independence for a young person with a disability and family members to consider. Independence can be defined as the ability to decide how a person wants to live, participate, and access community resources as well as the level of supports that a person may need to be successful. As early as 14 years of age, youth and families are encouraged to look at programs available at the school. Such programs include courses, activities at the school, and related services for which the student is entitled.
This resource created by Pennsylvania Department of Education