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Transition resources to assist students with disabilities moving from schools to 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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Legal Information:

IDEA Definitions and Requirements for Transition Services Section 602 (34) of P.L. 108-446 states the following:

"The term `transition services' means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that-

"(A) is designed to be a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;

"(B) is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests; and

"(C) includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and vocational evaluation."

Texas Transition Resources:

Transition in Texas Transition information and resources from the Texas Education Agency.

IDEA, The Manual for Parents and Students about Special Education Services in Texas (PDF format) Information from the ARC of Texas on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which includes information on Transition.

Special Education Links from Disability Rights Texas.

Assistive Technology Transition Resources:

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services from the QIAT Consortium