Transition and Post-Secondary Planning

Under law, a transition plan to support successful post-school employment and education must be developed for every student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) by the time they reach the age of 15. The plan must include a statement addressing the transition to adult life and information on the student’s unique needs, preferences, and interests. The plan should lay out goals with regard to training, education, employment, and independent living skills necessary for success as an adult. This article from the Action for Reform in Special Education (Arise) Coalition of New York walks through aspects of the Transitioning process, and provides additional resources to inform and aid in the process.