Secondary Transition Planning

  • What is Transition Planning?

    "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

  • Helpful links to resources

  • Workability
  • California Mentor
  • American Foundation for the Blind
  • Transition Partnership Program (TPP)
  • California Career Resource Network
  • Exceed
  • California Department of Rehabilitation
  • CDE Secondary Transition Planning
  • Angelview