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At ParentsCAN, we believe strongly that knowledge is power.

For this reason, we strive to provide you with the information you need to follow your own path of development toward independence.

Watch this video to learn more about how Jariel and his family accessed resources that encouraged them on his journey. And check out the resources below that you can use to become powerful as you make your own transition into adulthood!


Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Heath Care

As a child, your parents or caregivers probably helped you a lot with your health and health care needs—calling to set up appointments, filling out forms, and keeping track of medications.

As you grow older, managing these needs will become your responsibility. Achieving this independence requires an organized transition process. Check out these resources from Got Transition for help in guiding you to adult-centered health care. These resources includes links to stories, webinars and videos to help you.

Engaging in Youth Transitions

Download this guidebook from The Family Guideposts includes essential background information and recommendations for moving toward maximum independence and success in adulthood. 

Planning for Adulthood

Parents Helping Parents has launched a program called Connections California: Planning for Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities. 

It's never too early to start exploring the many options available for transition to adulthood. Connections California is a FREE statewide resource open to everyone.

The Connections California hub offers E-Learning videos, E-Packets (documents), Live Events & Workshops and Transition-Related Community Resources. Click here for more information.


Learn Together with your Peers has created a special place on line for youths to share their own stories with each other. It's called "Understood by Us" and includes all kinds of content from people who learn and think differently. 


Planning for Postsecondary Education

Are you wondering what your next steps might be after high school? From assessing your readiness for college to creating a plan to help you explore your career interests and goals, there are a wide range of resources out there to help you find options for postsecondary education. The resources and links on these pages from the Center for Parent Information and Resources are a great place to start.

Napa Valley Adult Education

To find out more about postsecondary options close to home, check out the programs at Napa Valley Adult Education. 

Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College has a learning services center where people can test for learning disabilities and receive accommodations for their classes in their office of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)

Their mission is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to all of the programs and services at Napa Valley College. Napa Valley College operates an integrated program and services model to maximize and simplify students’ opportunities for success. 

The Ultimate Resource Guide for STEM Students with Autism

In an ideal world, anyone with a passion for science and the will to pursue it would be able to do so. But for many young autistic adults, opportunities to explore such interests are often frustratingly few and far between.

This collection of resources from the University of Texas can help you navigate ways to explore STEM areas including programming, game design, and environmental science among others.


Emotional Health and Wellness Resource

Everyone needs some support sometimes. Together for Wellness is a collaborative effort to connect Califonians to the best resources available for emotional helaht and wellness.



The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program provides vocational services to Napa County youth between the ages of 14 to 24 years old who have a barrier to employment. The goal of the WIOA youth program is to help youth acquire the necessary skills and work experience to successfully transition into adulthood, careers, and further education and training. For additional information on the WIOA Youth program contact us at 707-253-4134.