LAST Committee

LAST Committee LogoThe Life After School Transition Committee (LAST) is a group of service providers in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows that work to support and empower young people with diverse abilities to transition into life after high school.

We do this by highlighting & promoting resources within our community and celebrating community & economic inclusion.

 

Join us on

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
12:30 – 2:30pm
at the Greg Moore Youth Center

to learn about resources for people with diverse abilities transitioning out of high school in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows!! 

Everyone is welcome! The LAST Committee holds a Transition Fair event every year to highlight local community resources to help people with diverse abilities prepare for the transition out of high school.

The Transition Resource Fair helps students and young adults with extra support needs and their caregivers and families prepare for the next stage of life after high school. Representatives from a variety of local service providers and agencies covering continuing education, employment, health, and recreational services and more are on hand to give out information about their programs and organization, answer questions, and provide additional resources or contacts as necessary.

Download the 2022 Transition Resource Guide.

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LAST Committee Member Videos

Learn about some of the organizations that make up the LAST Committee and the programs they offer for people with diverse abilities…

City of Maple Ridge – Accessible Programs & Events:

Community Services’ Supported Volunteer Program:

Pivot Point Family Growth Center:

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living’s Discovery Program:

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living’s Vicuna Art Studio:

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s Supported Work Skills Development Program:

LAST Committee Events

Past events we have organized include:

  • Transition Resource Fair each spring.
    2016 Transition Resource Fair-44The Transition Resource Fair is an event to help students and young adults with extra support needs and their families prepare for the next stage of life after high school. Representatives from a variety of local service providers and agencies covering continuing education, employment, health, and recreational services are on hand to give out information about their programs and organization, answer questions, and provide additional resources or contacts as necessary. Event photos are posted on the LAST Committee Facebook Page
     
  • Community Inclusion BBQ & Party at the Greg Moore Youth Centre  in October to celebrate Community Inclusion Month. Community Inclusion Month recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of people with developmental disabilities.
    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this event in the past – the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears for providing food and drinks and the artists, musicians, & performers who provide the activities & entertainment!!
     
  • We also occasionally present Transition Speaker Events, giving families a chance to meet in a smaller session to learn more and ask questions about topics such as:
    • Supported Employment & Customized Employment
    • PWD, RDSP, Transit Passes, & Health Benefits
    • Creating a Social Network: Face to Face and Having Fun
    • STADD – Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
    • CLBC Eligibility and How to Apply
    • MCFD – Ministry of Children & Family Development
       

 

LAST Committee Member Organizations

School District 42, Community Living BC, WorkBC, Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation, & Culture, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, Ministry of Children and Family Development, posAbilities, Pivot Point Family Growth Centre, and Special Olympics.

Follow the LAST Committee on Facebook to learn about member organizations and upcoming events!

Resources

“Planning for Positive Futures” – School District 42 Planning Handbook for Transitions from Secondary School to the Community for Students with Diverse Abilities (version 102.43)

2022 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Transition Resource Guide

Employment Options for Individuals and Families in BC

Transition Planning for Youth & Young Adults in BC

Pivot Point Family Growth Centre – Frequently Asked Questions