What is transition?
Transition is the term used for the time when you are changing from a student to an adult. The student, his/her parents, and the school begin to plan for transition while the student is still in school.
Transition is planning for a student’s life after graduation.
Transition addresses the life domains of:
Post secondary education and learning options
Independent living skills
Recreation/ leisure activities
Transition involves the student through interviews, inventories and having the student attend ARDs once he/she is 14. A student’s IEP must address transition by age 14.
Families and schools should be sure to have the supports a student will need after graduation in place before exiting the school system to provide for a seamless flow of services.