WHAT ARE TRANSITION SERVICES?
Transition Services are a coordinated set of outcome-oriented activities for a student that promotes the transition from school to work or post-school activities based on the student’s needs, preferences and abilities.
WHAT TRANSITION SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
Transition services are based on the individual student's needs, interests, and preferences and can include teacher instruction, related services, experience in the community, development of employment and other post-school goals, assistance with learning daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation. (A related service is any supportive service that is required to assist a student to benefit from his or her education. In transition, related services may be necessary to assist the student in the transition process. Services can include, but are not limited to, necessary transportation, attendant services, rehabilitation counseling, social work services and therapeutic recreation services.)
For students who have not developed transition goals, the team can consider vocational exploration services to determine if the student will work or pursue some other post-school opportunity. The team should also discuss whether the student needs training in advocacy skills in order to address disability issues with employers, college staff and others.
WHEN SHOULD A STUDENT BEGIN SEEKING HELP WITH TRANSITION PLANNING?
By the time a student enters high school, he/she should be planning ahead for their adult life. By planning ahead, students are typically more successful in completing high school, finding employment or attending college. Also, if the student is receiving services from an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in school, his/her teacher is required to include a postsecondary transition section on the students (IEP) by age 14 or earlier if appropriate. Students with disabilities are also eligible for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Transition Services at the age of 14
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