The PA Secondary Transition website will be continually updated with the latest transition events and resources for youth, young adults, parents, and professionals to assist in facilitating a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.
Planning for the Future with....
The Transition Discoveries Project guides transition planning with 9 research-based indicators and 55 sub-indicators. Each indicator includes definitions, characteristics, outcomes, and meaningful stories told by youth, families, and transition stakeholders.
Pennsylvania's goal is to be 100% compliant with Indicator 13 - measurable, annually updated IEP goals and appropriate transition assessment, services, and courses. With the use of the indicator 13 checklist, support of local Intermediate Units and the PaTTAN online course, we can reach the target together.
Engaged Students & Families
Involving students, families, and caretakers from the very start of the transition planning process with transition assessments, services, and activities that develop skills needed for positive post-secondary outcomes is essential.
Agency and Stakeholder Involvement
Engaging the right stakeholders in the planning process ensures a smooth transition from school to adult services.
Effective collaboration leads to aligned goals, enhanced self-advocacy skills, increased family engagement in transition planning, and an increase in students achieving competitive integrated employment after high school.
Shared Vision and Goals
The shared vision and common goals of the Pennsylvania Community on Transition are achieved when students:
- Successfully transition to the role of productive and participating adult citizens
- Are empowered to recognize their talents, strengths, and voice
- Have equal access to resources that will promote their full participation in the communities of their choice
The PA Community on Transition sets goals annually and identifies targeted products and projects to support post-secondary preparedness.
PA Community on Transition Conference
Each year, the community hosts a conference to provide updated training and resources to support secondary transition.
Collaborative Training Efforts
The PA Community on Transition provides cross-agency training opportunities to support secondary transition efforts in Pennsylvania.
Watch this video to learn more about the interagency agreement known as the Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement is between the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, and Pennsylvania’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Interested in more resources?
Check out the calendar for events that may interest you.