Special Education Transition
"Transition planning is an essential step in preparing students with disabilities to assume adult roles. Transition planning should focus on students’ future goals, empowering them to create a personal vision and identifying opportunities to help them meet their current needs as they transition into postsecondary education and training, employment, and quality adult life."
—Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires:
- Transition language in the IEP at age 16
- Measurable postsecondary goals based on age-appropriate assessments related to: training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills
- A summary of performance upon school exit