Definition of transition: movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
This webpage provides links to resources in our community and state to help students, their families, staff and community.
What does transition mean for you and your young adult?
Change can be difficult and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. It is time to answer the questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “What do I do to be what I want to be?”
Planning and using available community resources can help ease the transition from high school to what happens after high school for students with and without disabilities. For some, this may mean living on their own, getting a job, going to college, and much more.
There are laws in place that say that schools must help students plan for graduation and for the transition to after high school.
When does transition begin?
Transition planning usually begins in high school, no later than age 16, as part of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities. The IEP team, which includes the student (you) and parents, develop a transition plan that includes post secondary goals and transition services needed to reach those goals. The goals are based on the student’s needs, preferences and interests in areas such as post secondary education, independent living, vocational training, employment and community participation.