What is Transition Planning?
Transition is about planning for life! It includes planning for:
- Academic and non-academic courses & learning experiences,
- Employment & related training opportunities,
- Choices about where to live in the community, and
- What to do for fun & socialization.
When does Transition Planning Begin?
Transition Planning should begin at age 14 in which post secondary goals are established for Education & Training, Employment and Independent Living.
At age 16, the student’s IEP will describe the Instruction, Community Experience, Related Services, Adult Living, and Employment Activities that will assist the student in achieving post secondary goals.
Transition Planning takes place during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. This is a time when the student shares his/her plans for life after high school with the IEP team.
What areas should Transition Planning address within the IEP?
- Student Needs, Strengths, Preferences & Interest
- Rights & Responsibilities
- Transition Assessments
- School, Home & Community Supports
- Post Secondary Employment Goals
- Post Secondary Education & Training Goals
- Post Secondary Independent Living Goals
- Course of Study
- Transition Activities
Who is involved in Transition Planning?
- Individualized Education Planning (IEP) Team
- Community Agency Representatives
- School Counselors
- Student Invitees( Employer, Friends, Relatives, Neighbors, etc.)