Transition

The Transition Specialist helps students with disabilities plan for a successful transition from school to adulthood.

Transition planning is the process of preparing a student for adult life, to live as independently as possible, access continuing education or training, be employed, and participate in the community. EARLY, THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH planning between the student, family, teachers and agencies, enable students to be better equipped to meet the challenges of adulthood.

Transition has three major components:
 

  • Coach every student, along with his or her family, to think about goals for life after high school and develop strategies to reach those goals.
  • Design the high school experience to ensure that the student gains the skills and competencies needed to achieve his or her desired post-school goals.
  • Identify and link students and families to any needed post-school services, supports, or programs before the student exits the school system.

Transition Resources

IDEA 2004 - Transition Defined
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
Transition Website for Transitioning Teens