Prepare to Launch

A Resource Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This Guide is intended for parents of adolescent children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who wish to better understand the process of navigating the transition between the teenage years and young adulthood. It was inspired by the courage and positive spirit of all families who support the growth and development of their sons and daughters with ASD.

Download the Guide

Prepare to Launch - Resource Guide for Parents of Adolescents with ASD.pdf (644.37 KB)

Organization of This Guide

The primary material in this Guide is organized into the five Launch domain areas. In addition to this information, we have created several other supports:

  • Video Modules - Created to help you better understand the key points of transition planning and the five key domain areas featured in the Guide.
  • Online Assessment Tool - An interactive tool that will help you address many of the issues in this report. Contact us for more information.
  • Transition Planning Timeline
  • Resource Appendix - Find specific programs, services, organizations, websites, books and other useful resources. Many of these resources are also available through The Ability Hub Resource Centre and the Resource Database available on this website.

We are optimistic that you and your child can embrace the material to create safe and meaningful learning opportunities and life experiences during this important phase of life.