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Think About Life's Transitions and Changes

Everyone goes through various stages in their lives. Some of these stages are predictable such as achieving new skills, attending various education settings, moving into adulthood and retiring. Unpredicted changes such as developing a disability, losing independence, or developing health conditions can create emotional challenges. Exploring your options and planning can help make these transitions easier.

Think about the following questions for yourself or your family member:

  • How do I make the best of retirement – supposedly the best years of my life?
  • Is stress pushing me to a breaking point?
  • Whom do I ask about my child's developmental stages?
  • How do I know if my child's behavior is not typical behavior?
  • Where do I go to find out if my child is eligible for supports at school and home?
  • When and what do I need to do to help my child transition to adult services?

As Your Child Grows | Birth to 3 years old | Moving from Early ACCESS to pre-school age services and preschool to school services | Moving from school to adult services, college and/or employment | Crisis Services | Grief and Loss
Stress Management | Employment | Retirement Planning | End of Life Planning
As Your Child Grows
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Crisis Services

Iowa 2-1-1
Search for counseling services

SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center
Iowa Resources

US Department of Health and Human Services National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
Resources for crisis situations

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Grief and Loss

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
Information on grief and loss

MetLife, Loss of a Loved One
Offers immediate suggestions and resources

Positive Aging Resource Center
Information on the stages of grief

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Stress Management

American Psychological Association Help Center
Information on mind and body health, stress

American Psychological Association, Stress
Information on stress

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
Includes "Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers"

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Employment

AARP
Careers after 50, information on the alliance for an experienced workforce

America's Service Locator
A convenient career one-stop center

Disability Resources.org
Employment information for persons with disabilities
Experience Works
Training and employment for older low-income job seekers
Iowa Department on Aging
Includes information on programs that assist older Iowans in finding work
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Educational resources for clients, information on disability determination services and on independent living

Iowa Workforce Development Disability Program Navigators
Navigators facilitate access to employment and services for Iowa job seekers with disabilities

Iowa Workforce Development, Jobs and Careers
An Iowa job listing site
Senior Service America
Information about employment opportunities for adults over the age of 55 who wish to re-enter the workforce
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Retirement Planning

AARP
Information on financial planning and retirement

About.com, Retirement Planning
Making the transition to retired life

Iowa State University Extension
A retirement planning site

Positive Aging Resource Center
New ways to think about retirement

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End of Life Planning

Center for Excellence in Aging Services, Last Passages
End of life care for persons with developmental disabilities

Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving
End-of-life decision making

Hospice Foundation of America
Comprehensive information to help find local hospice services and information on dealing with grief, loss, and end of life issues

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The information presented above should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional advice.  Funding for the development of this Web site was provided in part by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the State of Iowa.

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