What is Transition?
Transition is the process of moving from high school or post high school to being an adult member of the community. Transition planning takes place during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. This is the time when planning takes place for life after high school with the IEP team. This process is also a wonderful opportunity for the IEP team to gather information about the student’s skills and interests. Students can participate in career awareness, career exploration, work experience, school-to-career programs, community-based instruction and high school classes. The information from these experiences will provide the IEP team with the data needed to develop transition services.
When does Transition Planning begin?
Transition planning should begin by age 14 or earlier, if needed. This is the time during the IEP to decide on the type of courses, academic or vocational, that will help the student prepare for the future. The Transition Plan in the IEP will describe instruction, community experiences, employment activities, adult living, and related services that will help the student achieve goals after high school.
- WCSD Transition Coordinator (435) 673-3553 x5130
- WCSD Post High School (435) 634-0092
- Southwest High School (435) 652-4709
- Vocational Rehabilitation (435) 673-5091
- Workforce Services (435) 674-5627
- Dixie Advantages (435) 673-5354
- Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) (435) 634-2132
Transition Tools and Resources for Students and Parents:
Transition Tools and Resources for Teachers:
- Transition Planning Matrix (Links to Transition Assessments and Curriculum)
- Transition Planning
- SWD Career and Technical Education Pathways Website
- Middle School Transition Curriculum
- High School Transition Curriculum
- Transition File Organizer