What is Transition?



Transition planning helps students cross the bridge from high school to adult living.
In Texas, a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) must include transition discussion by their 14th birthday. The ARD meeting must include a statement of needed transition services, including instruction, related services, community experiences, employment and other post school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
The following goals will be addressed in transition planning:
  • Career Goal
  • Post-Secondary Goal
  • Independent Living Goal
Planning for your child’s transition from high school is really a life-long process.  Every ARD meeting you attend should have an eye to the future, to the possibilities for your child, to what the adult world has to offer and will require.