Transition Services under IDEA is a coordinated set of activities designed as a results oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including
- post-secondary education
- vocational training
- integrated employment (including supported employment)
- continuing and adult education
- adult services
- independent living, or
- community participation
There are many post-secondary outcomes for a student with disabilities. Outcomes can include college, trade school, on the job training, full time or part time employment, living independently, living at home with parents, and/or independent living with supports from outside agencies. The post-secondary outcome is based on age appropriate transition activities, including school/classroom assessments, as well as the goals and desires expressed by the student and/or the student’s parents.
In the state of Texas, individual transition planning must begin on or before the student’s 14th birthday and is updated annually through an admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee meeting.
For more information, contact:
Director of Special Populations