The ongoing process of collecting data on an individuals strengths, needs, preferences, and interests as they relate to the demands of current and future working, educational, living, and personal and social environments.
(The Division on Career & Development &Transition, DCDT).
Transition, a requirement under Federal and State Special Education Laws, enables parents, students, schools, and service providers to develop a solid plan which will build upon students' skills and identify agencies to minimize the "sit at home" period.
Transition Planning begins to consider added dimensions to the academic program your son or daughter will receive while in school. Coordinated activities take place in the following areas: Instruction, Related Services, Community Experiences, and the Development of Employment and Other Adult Living Objectives. Adult Living Arrangements, Work, Community Participation, and Higher Education are no a part of the educational program. (Parent Education Network, 2010)
***NOTE: Don't forget - there are 2 more links on this website for transition! Look on the left for the toolbar. Underneath the title Transition there are 2 sub categories. Check them out for postsecondary information and a suggested timeline!