What is Transition?
The transition process is a set of coordinated activities that are designed to help your son or daughter move smoothly from school to adult life. This process formally begins when your child reaches the age of 14. Transition planning is part of the IEP process, and will be reviewed each year. These planning sessions will identify desired outcomes and develop action plans in the areas of:
Using Person-Centered Planning techniques, the Transition process focuses on your son or daughter's interests and abilities in developing a plan for the future.
Early Planning is Essential
How Does it Work?
The individual plan will be developed by a team which includes the student, his/her parent(s), school staff important to the student, and outside agency personnel. Other family members and significant others should also be invited. Specific tasks may be assigned to each member of the team to help your son or daughter achieve his or her long-term goals. The Transition Linkage Coordinator (TLC) will be the liaison at the school.
The Transition Plan will be updated as needs and interests change. The goals will be based on your child's (and your family's) dreams and desires. The plan will be built upon your child's strengths and abilities.
What You Can Do Now
Additional Information and Assistance
The District 75 Office of Transition Services and Career and Technology Education can provide additional information and assistance relating to a variety of topics, including:
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