What is Transition?

Transition Planning is the creation of a detailed “Transition Plan” to help special education students move from school to post-school activities.

School districts are responsible for starting the transition process to ensure advanced planning for adult programs and services. Transition Planning Services begin at age 14 and should be reviewed annually. The Transition Plan should be included in the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

The Transition Team should include:




Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

Transition Services

Instruction, Related Services, Community Experiences, Developing Employment, Daily Living Skills, Functional Vocational Evaluation, recommendations for services after graduation

Transition Plan Components


Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Training

Independent Living