Transition Services

Transition Services begin at age 14 and assist students in transitioning from school to postsecondary programming, college, vocational programs, or other programs. The focus of educational services for students with disabilities is based on the student’s individual strengths, preferences and interests. Post-school activities may include postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and/or community participation. Transition planning is important to assist youth in independence as possible in all life areas.

Transition is part of the IEP process and involves many different entities and community resources that provide support to individuals. Assessments are conducted to assess a student’s strengths as well as preferences. Community-based instruction can be planned if the IEP team determines this is needed as part of the life steps of the student. Several of our special education teachers at the middle and high school serve are specialists in transition. They provide information to students, teachers and parents regarding college attendance and vocational rehabilitation. They also provide pertinent information regarding community resources that students can access to assist them.


The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center has a wealth of information regarding transition and transition service. You can click the link below to access their website.

CT Parent Advocacy Center


Community Based Transition Services

This directory provides transition service sites that go beyond academics and support young adults with disabilities in attaining the skills necessary for independence in adult life in an age-appropriate environment. Click below to download the community based transition services document.

Community Based Transition Services


CT CORE Transition Skills

The skills associated with a successful transition from secondary education to adult life for students with disabilities are critical components to be addressed through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) as early in a student’s educational career as possible. Click below to download the CT CORE Transition Skills document.

CT Core Transition Skills


EASING into SECONDARY TRANSITION

Connecticut has a wealth of resources and services that can assist all students to be college and career ready when they exit high school. EASING into SECONDARY TRANSITION: A Comprehensive Guide to Resources and Services in Connecticut is an opportunity for educators, students and families throughout Connecticut to identify and access these secondary transition planning resources. Click below to download the EASING into SECONDARY TRANSITION document.

EASING into SECONDARY TRANSITION


Stepping Forward

Stepping Forward is a self-advocacy guide for students with disabilities. It contains five chapters that assist students in middle and high school in learning disability awareness, learning to self-advocate, planning for community connections, participating in the PPT meeting, and provides resources. Click below to download the Stepping Forward document.

Stepping Forward

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