July 07, 2022

“The purpose of the Transition Planning Process is to help students with disabilities and their families think about life after high school and identify measurable goals that ensure the establishment of interests, abilities, and strengths, while gaining the skills and connections they need to achieve these goals.” Transition Services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a coordinated set of activities for a student, designed within a results-oriented process, that facilitate movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational training, employment, services and supports, independent living, and community participation. In Texas, a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must include transition planning by their 14th birthday (TEC §29.011). Transition planning must include a statement of needed transition services, including instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation. Region 2 provides information, training, and technical assistance for secondary transition services and post-school results.

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