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Transition Services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) section 300.18 as a coordinated set of activities for a student, designed within an outcome-oriented process, that promote movement from school to post-school activities, including post secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

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The coordinated set of activities must be based on an individual student’s needs taking into account the student’s preferences and interests and shall include:

  • instruction;
  • community experiences;
  • the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives;
  • when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills;
  • when appropriate, a functional vocational evaluation.

Services should be based on current assessments of the student’s academic, vocational, and daily living skills. The student’s native language (if other than English) and culture must be considered in evaluations and planning. Transition services should emphasize skills needed to live and work in an integrated community setting.



Upcoming Events

Transition Series: a sequence of meetings designed to help parents of students with disabilities address some of the most pressing issues families face when students transition from school into adults living in the community.

There are no upcoming Transition Series meetings. Please check back in the fall or visit the PSD site for updates.

Peak Parent Center: the Peak Parent Center holds a conference each year and hosts workshops for families, educators, administrators, para-professionals, service providers and other interested community members.