Sunday, 11 April 2021, 4:18 PM
Site: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
Course: Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) (Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS))
Glossary: Pre-ETS Glossary

Transition Planning

In connection with special education, the development and implementation of activities designed to prepare students with disabilities for postsecondary options, such as work, college, or supported living; transition activities are individualized and are typically designed to address skills or knowledge relevant to the students' postsecondary goals. Definition provided by Peabody Vanderbilt ISIS Center.

Transition Services

A coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:

  • Is designed to be within a results-orientated 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.
  • Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests.
  • 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 functional vocational evaluation.
  • Includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills.
  • Includes transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.
  • Begins no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child is 16 and updated annually thereafter.

Definition provided by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (ACT)