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Transition Resources and coaching
Kansas City

Laying the Foundation for Independence


In 2004, our founder, Rachel Denning began her career at a Kansas City area private school serving students with developmental disabilities. During her tenure she developed a special fondness for these students; she was especially drawn towards helping those preparing to graduate high school.  However, she grew to realize that the need for education, guidance, and support for these students does not simply exist when they complete high school. Unfortunately, such assistance can be difficult to find.


It was not only her opinion that this was a problem. She was approached by the parents of several of her students, present and former, who expounded on the need for such help to be made available for their, and other, children. To this end, she created Transition Resources and Coaching in Kansas City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping such individuals transition from a high school environment to a successful, independent adult life.

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We work with participants and their families to develop a transition plan and support them as they navigate this process.

Life skills

We offer group, as well as, 1-on-1 instruction in various skills that are essential to independence and personal well-being.

job readiness

We provide coaching in important soft skills, as well as guidance with creating resumes, completing job applications, and interviewing. Volunteering opportunities are also available to provide work experience.

social skills & Activities

Regularly scheduled activities, both in-person and virtual, provide participants with opportunities to develop peer relationships while strengthening interpersonal skills.

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“We think the services you are providing will fill a great need in your community in helping those with special needs become more self-reliant. To make the world a better place, it takes people like you who are dedicated to helping such individuals transition from a high school environment to a successful, independent adult life, and we are happy to support you.”

- AC & Kathy R.

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P.O. Box 554

Gardner, KS 66030



Tel: 913-557-0325

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