Transition Services are a planning process to increase the changes of success in adult life for a student with an IEP
What is Transition?
A coordinated set of activities designed thought an outcome-oriented process to promote movement from school to postsecondary education, training, and independent living.
It should include the following Four Domains:
- Independent Living when appropriate
The school is responsible for coordinating activities that will help each special education student move into adult life, by:
- Identifying transition goals and developing a plan for the student to reach these goals
- Including information provided by the student and family
- Providing assessments of the student's abilities and current information from teachers
- Providing information about agencies available in the community
- Collaborating with agencies to support the student's post school goals
- Begins no later than the first IEP when the student turns 16, and should be considered earlier if determined appropriate by the IEP Team ( IEPT)
- Postsecondary goals need to be updated annually
- Transition services should enable the student to reach his/her postsecondary goals
- Annual IEP goal(s) relate to the student's transition service needs, which take into account a student's strengths, preferences and interests