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Transition Planning - CLBC / DDA

Wait times for Community Living British Columbia funding and Day Program placement can take 3 to 12 months after graduation.  
VSB Psych Ed. reports are completed by grade 12 in order to assist the CLBC application process. 

Each student should have a Child & Youth with Special Needs Social Worker (CYSN SW).
If you don’t know who that is, please call 604 660 5437 then press 1 and ask who is their CYSN Social Worker and
you should then be connected to that person.
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Transition Planning Guide - New.pdfTransition Planning Guide - New.pdf
Pam Nueman - can help facilitate and coordinate transition plans, meet with social workers and CLBC
facilitators, inform teams/students about college programs for students with diverse abilities, and support
employment and other community programming for students as they transition to adult life. 

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Deafblind 2019-04-26 Transition.pdfDeafblind 2019-04-26 Transition.pdf

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CLBC Questionaire  CLBC - GSA - Profile 2.0.docxCLBC - GSA - Profile 2.0.docx




Hint: Include how does the person communicate need and wants? (Verbally, behaviourally?) 

Is communication in a manner that is easily understood by people that don’t know him/her? 

Can he/she answer open ended questions? Can they read/write? Use of telephone? 

What are the strengths regarding communication?




Hint:  includes needs related to eating / drinking, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, etc.   

Excludes needs related to health care (transferring in / out of bed, seizure management, g-tube feeding, etc.)




What level of support does the person needs to create and maintain relationships outside family and current 

living situation?  Will he/she initiate a conversation with a new person?  How does he respond when a new person 

initiates a conversation with him?




includes decisions about what to wear, who to spend time with, what to eat, when to go to bed, what to do 

during free time, how to use spending money, etc.    What level of support does the person requires to make all 

decisions about routine and daily matters.  




Has a decision-maker been legally appointed for the individual under the Patient Property Act

(committee of person) or Mental Health Act or the individual has appointed a representative under the 

Representation Agreement Act?  This is one of the first things you should confirm when reading a plan.   

Includes decisions about matters that have the potential to impact one’s life in a significant or long-term 

manner (where to live, who to live with, career path, getting married, having children.   



includes needs that relate to basic safety within community (crossing the street, sense of direction, stranger

awareness, etc.). Does he/she know how to use 9-1-1 or ask for help?  excludes needs related to community 

inclusion … this is covered in Q. 8.  excludes needs related to health … this is covered in Q. 9  excludes needs 

related to complex risks and actions … this is covered in Q. 10.   What level of support does the person requires 

to safely access the community? 




(includes activities that are meaningful and purposeful for the individual – employment, volunteer positions, 

educational programs, etc.).  What level of support does the person require to participate in all work or learning 

opportunities? Does the person requires ongoing support to participate in current activities or explore new 

opportunities?  Does he manage independently when in working or learning environments? Once he understands 

a task, can he repeat it independently without supervision?




Hints: includes issues that relate to the individual’s participation in, involvement with, and connection to 

the community excludes issues related to safety within community … these have already been addressed 

in Q. 6. What level of support does the person requires to participate in any activity outside the home? 

Does he/she require ongoing support to be involved in a meaningful way?  Does he/she participate in few 

or no activities outside the home?  



9.     COMPLEX HEALTH NEEDS – including mental health needs.  
Hints:  includes needs related to managing an ongoing physical health condition (uncontrolled seizures, 

g-tube feeding, use of oxygen, insulin management, dysphasia, use of mobility aides, etc.).  Includes needs 

related to managing an ongoing mental health condition (mental health diagnosis, use of behaviour support 

strategies, established safety plan, etc.).  Sexual Health? What medications is he currently taking?

Excludes needs related to an acute or temporary condition.  Excludes needs related to personal care … 

these have already been addressed in Q. 2.   What level of support does the person requires to manage complex 

and persistent physical and / or mental health care needs. Does she/he require ongoing support to access necessary 

care and prevent crises / decline? and physical and / or mental health care needs are complex and persistent, but stable?



Hints:  Includes needs related to actions that have the potential harm self or others (refusal of treatment, 

engaging in criminal activity, tendency to bolt / wander, etc.).  Excludes needs related to an acute or temporary 

condition … Excludes needs related to basic safety in community … these have already been addressed in Q. 6.  

Excludes needs related to complex health … these have already been addressed in Q. 9.  What level of support 

does the person require to keep self and others safe?  Does she frequently behave in a manner that is dangerous 

or has the potential to cause serious harm to self or others?