Types of Student Support

Resources for Special Education Students Aged 14-22

"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