Transition

Transition services are activities that prepare students with disabilities to move from school to post-school life. The activities must be based on the student’s needs, preferences, and interests. Transition planning begins no later than age 14, in middle school or early high school, as students explore what they want their post-school outcomes to be. The purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.