Transition - What is it? Why is it important?

As our students move from the high school environment into the real world, it is our chief focus to ensure that they are properly prepared. This preparation is often called TRANSITION.

At the age of 14, the IEP team begins to include a transition plan in the IEP. Measurable postsecondary goals (goals for after high school completion) are developed based on age-appropriate transiton assessments (such as the Transition Planning Inventory or TPI). These goals are related to training, education, employment and where appropriate, independent living skillls. These goals are based the child's needs and take into account the strengths, preferences, and interests of the student. This information is then taken into consideration in the development of the remainder of the IEP, including the integration of transition services.