Transition: Teacher/School Role

Teachers and support staff have the responsibility to coordinate activities that will help each student move into adult life.

They can:

  • Assist families and students to understand available options in school and those that may be available during adult life
  • Provide a curriculum that prepares students for post-high school education and adult life
  • Provide assessments of the student’s abilities, including current information from both general and special education teachers
  • Work with the student and his/her family to develop an educational plan that prepares the student to work and live in the community as independently as possible
  • Provide information about service agencies available in the community

Teacher Resources:

The IEP Agenda
Authorization to Exchange Information to Invite Agencies
Summary of Performance
Summary of Performance Instructions
Summary of Performance Possible Recommendations
Exit Interview Forms
Reality Store
Sample Transition Activities
Community Connections