Transitions after High School
By at least age 14 or 8th grade, students with disabilities and their families must be offered transition planning as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Transition planning prepares students for their future after high school and through adulthood. Transition planning focuses on allowing students with disabilities and their families to create their own goals and provides plans for achievement.
Transition planning in the IEP process focuses on employment, post-secondary education or training, community participation and independent living. The IEP team should student as a part of the transition planning process. Also, agency representatives who may provide and/or pay for transition services become critical members of the planning team as well.
- Transition Outreach for Adult Living (TOTAL) Project Provides checklists and additional information for transition planning.
- Best Practices
- Transition Services for Families
- Parent Transition Survey
- Defining Transition Assessment by the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
- Defining Vocational Assessment Implementation for Mild, Moderate and Severe disabilities with potential resources
- Transition Assessment Websites
- Quick Book of Transition Assessments - Transition Assessments for ALL
- Transition Assessment Packet and Matrix from Virginia Department of Education - Description of Assessment process and potential assessment resources.
Additional resources from George TilsonFor more information on transition planning and Indicator 13 in Delaware, contact Exceptional Children Resources at 302-735-4210.