Frequently Asked Questions

What are the offerings?

There are multiple options within Transition to Independence. We offer our educational program, individual sessions and intensives. Our intensives are week long group sessions, usually done during school breaks.

When is the program available?

We offer our individual sessions and the educational program continually throughout the year. Contact us for a free initial consultation and we will discuss all of the options.

What days and times does the program meet?

Introductory program: Tues 3-4:30.
Advanced program: Wed 3-5.
These schedules are subject to change.

Where is the program offered?

Our program and individual sessions are offered at Creative Health Solutions, in Fairfax, VA. For the educational program there are occasional field trips to local places of interest.

How many educational programs are there?

There is an introductory and an advanced educational program.
The syllabus includes cooking, safety, community navigation, personal finances, employment, and social skills. There are also outings for real life experience and invited speakers and syllabus topics.

What is the introductory program?

Our introductory program is 12 weeks long and covers basic skills needed for employment and independent living, from filling out forms to taking care of chores. This may be an option for a younger client.

What is the advanced program?

Our advanced program is 16 weeks long and provides somewhat broader and deeper coverage of the skills.

Which program is right for me or my child?

We will determine this during the free initial consultation.

What Transition services are covered by insurance?

Individual, intensives, and some group services are covered by health insurance as occupational therapy. In those cases, Creative will file the claims on your behalf. For in network you will only be responsible for your co-pay or co-insurance including deductible. For out of network you will pay Creative and the insurer will reimburse you directly. Currently Creative is in network for most Cigna and BCBS plans, will treat Tricare as in network, and is out of network with most others including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. The educational program is not covered by health insurance.

How much does the program cost?

Individual sessions are covered by insurance as occupational therapy. Refer to the previous answer.
The discounted tuition for the educational program is currently $1495 for the 12 week course and $1995 for the 16 week course. The discount has been extended to anyone who signs up within the first 3 weeks of the course. There are also interest free payment plans available.

How do I get started?

Call or email Rachel Hawkins or Richard Feingold at 703-910-5006, or email rachel.hawkins@creativehealthllc.com or richard.feingold@creativehealthllc.com to schedule a free initial consultation.

Rachel Hawkins, Director of Transition to Independence

Rachel graduated from Goucher College with a BA in Political Science, and got her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Temple University. A personal experience brought her into the world of OT, and she is a self-advocate for autism. She has worked primarily with pediatrics, both in public and private schools as well as clinics.

The driving force for the creation of Transition to Independence was her experience at a specialized day school for young adults with autism. Every student had goals related to work or daily living, which captured her interest. It was this population that ultimately captured her heart and soul. She is very excited to be Director of Transition to Independence, which aims to provide access to the skills young adults need to be able to live and work independently.