Transition planning is a process mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) for all students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in K-12 education. The purpose is to facilitate the student’s move from school to post-school activities.
Parents – Request that the IEP team begin formal transition planning for your child. Ask for a formal transition assessment (in many states between the ages of 14-16).
Work Readiness – Ask your school about pre-vocational services and school-wide jobs that might be available. Examples of these can be working in the library, cafeteria, recycling, student store, the office or business center.