Transition planning is required for all students with disabilities, at the time the student turns 14 (or sooner if appropriate), who qualify for special education services.
Transition is the process of preparing students for life after they leave high school including successful participation in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living. Transition planning can begin in middle or early high school as students explore what they want their post-outcomes to be through career awareness and career exploration activities. It continues through high school as instruction supports these outcomes. During the course of transition planning, families are provided with information about community agencies such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Mental Health/Mental Retardation. These agencies and others may be able to assist students after they leave high school. For additional informational regarding Transition Planning, please contact Dr. Gregory Egnor, Director of Special Education/LEA at 724-334-1483.