Transition Resources for Parents
Transition Resource Guides
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What is Transition?
The Webster Dictionary defines the word “transition” as — movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Life is full of transitions. For students it might be the move to a new house, making new friends, a parent’s divorce, or a student’s graduation from high school. With every transition in life, it is best to be well prepared and knowledgeable about what to expect. When a student has a disability, it is especially helpful to plan ahead. It is never too early to begin the process of preparing for one of the most remarkable transitions in a students life which is, going out into the world as a young adult.
The purpose of this website is to provide parents of students receiving special education services, resources for transition purposes. IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) requires a Transition Plan be added to an IEP starting the IEP cycle a student turns 16 years old. For some students and their families, the process of planning for transition begins much sooner.
Project SEARCH, a unique internship program designed for youth with
Education and/or Training
ISD Transition Coordinator