Successful Futures Start With Personalized Transition Planning.

Navigate the transition process with an expert team that is dedicated to your child’s success.

The future can be an overwhelming and stressful topic to think about for any parent, but often even more so when their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan.

These families often face unique challenges associated with planning for life after high school and dedicated resources to guide them in the right direction are tough to find.

That is where FUTURE Social Learning and Transition Planning comes in.

Led by Lyndsay Palach Shelton, a nationally-recognized transition expert, FUTURE SLTP is a first-of-its-kind consultancy that provides highly-individualized guidance to families looking to plan and facilitate a successful transition from high school to their next step.

Lyndsay works alongside families to help students of all ability levels to reach their full potential by proactively planning for college and careers. The goal is to create meaningful connections to postsecondary resources and programs.

Our autism specialist, Elizabeth Robbins, coaches clients on social tools and strategies so that they can achieve their goals in school, the workplace, and the community.
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When you work with FUTURE SLTP, you will feel well-informed about your child’s options and prepared for whatever the future holds. Reach out to schedule your free 30-minute consultation today.

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Why Clients Work With Us

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Expert Advice

We have been in the field for years and know what to look for, who to contact, and what works best when it comes to transitions.

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Saves Time

We will help you navigate the endless complexities of the system to find the best solution and contacts for your child.

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We are not just trying to fulfill basic state-mandated requirements. Our focus is on developing a custom, realistic plan for each client.

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Rabije Hajdini

"I had the honor of working with Tanya Guild in a therapeutic day school setting for several years. She worked to build meaningful connections and relationships with students, staff, and the districts and families we serviced. Tanya worked to facilitate the development and maximize the potential of each student.  

She displayed strong advocacy skills for students and families, always making it her priority to ensure our students had anything and everything they needed to succeed in their learning environment."

Lisa Matik
School Psychologist

"As individuals with disabilities progress through their education into high school the question of 'What’s next?' can be scary and daunting for families. Lyndsay listens to her clients and families wishes and desires and synthesizes information into a clear pathway to create a meaningful and fulfilling life for individuals with disabilities beyond them aging out of educational systems.

Elizabeth has a great understanding of individual’s strengths and weaknesses and has an ability to build up an individual’s weakness areas using techniques that make the unknown seem less scary for the individual. She is an integral part of a team that can help an individual with disabilities be successful as they transition into adulthood and increased independence."

Dana Fair
School Psychologist

"It has been an absolute privilege to work for and alongside Dr. Guild, as she demonstrates an unwavering belief that we serve as advocates for students and families, and takes a student-focused approach to every decision. She is balanced, direct, dynamic, thoughtful, and centered in her beliefs.

Dr. Guild has worked with students spanning all disability categories and has extensive knowledge on evidence-based practices and various approaches for supporting all learners.  Dr. Guild is adept in the continuum of services and diverse delivery models used to provide personalized instruction to learners with disabilities."

Former Parent

“Lyndsay and Elizabeth had made our transition out of our district bittersweet. It was difficult to leave behind two of the most dedicated and outstanding educators that we had ever encountered. Our fears, questions, and expectations were always answered and handled with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Going into the unknown had been a scary time, but with the guidance from Lyndsay and Elizabeth, we felt confident.”

Karie Frazier
Rehabilitation Services Supervisor

"In my role as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with DHS-Division of Rehabilitation Services I had the pleasure of working closely with Lyndsay Shelton for several years to provide pre-employment transition services to youth age 14 to 22.

Lyndsay’s expertise in collaborating with agencies was instrumental in establishing a transition contract with DRS. This contract assisted Lyndsay in providing over 400 students with job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on postsecondary education programs, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self advocacy. Her services were vital in helping young adults to plan for their future and realize their goals in employment, recreation, and daily life."

Dr. Lesley Roberts
Special Education

"Lyndsay and Elizabeth's passion for individualized student success coupled with their individual knowledge of Transition and Social Learning, have made them a tremendous resource for hundreds of families in the Northwest suburbs over the years. Lyndsay and Elizabeth's excellent special education teaching background and leadership in professional development has directly benefited families navigating life post high school.

Families utilizing the services of FUTURE will find compassionate and exceptionally knowledgeable professionals, who will dedicate themselves to the success of every client with whom they work."

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