Transition is important to address the question: "What comes next after graduation?"
What are transition services?
Transition services are a coordinated set of activities that promote movement from school to adult life.
When does transition begin?
In New York State transition planning begins on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the year the student turns 15. However, conversations with a child's educational support team begin at 12 or earlier.
Who is involved with transition?
Various individuals such as the student, parents, family members, school staff including teachers, counselors, social workers, support services and OPWDD services (if applicable); and agency personnel all work together as a team to develop a student's transition plan, which is a part of the student's IEP.
What does transition planning do?
Transition planning assists a student with a disability to prepare for his/her future in many areas including: