Transition Planning

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.


Developmental Disabilities Waiver (NMDOH)

On the Brink – Video

Autism Speaks -Transition to Adulthood Tool Kit

Autism Society – Transitions and Post-Secondary