Transition

On left picture of a blank sign post.  On right a picture of an African American boy, a picture of a father and son, and a picture of a female graduate.

 

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
African Proverb

What happens when the school bus stops coming?

Students with disabilities and their families often wonder what life will be like after graduation, and what supports will be available when school services end.

Transition planning is a process that’s designed to answer these questions. There are federal and state requirements for schools and ARD committees to address transition for students with disabilities, including:

  • Transition assessments
  • Postsecondary goals
  • Annual IEP goals related to the student’s transition service needs
  • Transition services to enable the student to meet their postsecondary goals
  • Course of study aligned to student goals and interests (graduation plan)
  • Appropriate student and parent involvement in the ARD meeting
  • Transfer of rights at age of majority
  • Connection to agencies and other resources that can support the student in adulthood

In Texas, a student’s IEP must address transition by their 14th birthday (TEC §29.011). This website provides resources for schools to understand and implement effective transition planning practices.

Texas Transition Conference

February 21-23, 2018
Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, TX

Transition Planning AT-A-Glance Series

The Transition Planning At-A-Glance series is designed to help educators understand and apply key concepts in transition planning. These documents print as 4-page booklets on 11x17 paper. Available at no cost, these can be used for reference or used as training materials for general educators, special educators, administrators, related service providers, and other educators.

Titles in the At-A-Glance series:

  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Summary of Performance
  • Career Connections
  • 18+ Programs and Services
  • Educator’s Guide to Agencies & Adult Supports
  • Self-Determination

To receive an electronic copy of one or more of these At-A-Glance booklets, click the picture below to submit an order form.

Transition At-A-Glance Series cover shots