What is school to adult life transition?
Transition services were developed to ensure that all students with disabilities receive appropriate academic, independent living, social and vocational skills training in order for them to be as independent and successful as possible after graduation.
As students transition from high school to adult life, each faces unique needs and challenges. Comprehensive transition planning cannot begin to early and should incorporate the student's strengths into a vision for his or her future. This vision may include, but need not be limited to post-secondary education, vocational training, employment, independent living, social, leisure, and recreational activities in the community. Transition planning should be incorporated into each student's IEP as measurable transition goals and objectives, and should begin by age 15.
Transition planning is a team process which includes the student, family members, school personnel, and an adult service provider.