Engaging Key Stakeholders

Collaboration of key stakeholders is essential to ensure quality transition programming for students with disabilities. Effective collaboration among stakeholders leads to a successful transition from high school to adult outcomes related to education/training, employment, and independent living. This website is designed to support all transition stakeholders with resources to support student outcomes.

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Students

Keeping students at the center of the transition planning process is critical! Students can use this site to find information about:

  • Engaging in Transition Planning
  • Planning for Further Education and Training
  • Planning for Employment
  • Planning for Adult Living

Families/Caregivers

Families and caregivers are on a student’s team for life. Their engagement in the transition planning process helps ensure a seamless transition to adulthood. Families can benefit from:

  • Learning about the transition planning process
  • Speaking with other families going through the transition process
  • Learning ways to support transition skill development at home
  • Feeling like a valued team member
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Agency and Community Partners

Establish partnerships with personnel from multiple agencies is an important step in addressing the transition needs of students with disabilities. Interagency collaboration is a means to:

  • Coordinate services and supports
  • Identify and address gaps in services within the community
  • Share and leverage resources to reduce costs
  • Promote efficient service delivery

Educators

All educators supporting students with disabilities should understand transition requirements. Transition planning involves:

  • Age appropriate assessment
  • Goals in the areas of education/training, employment, and independent living
  • Services and activities
  • Aligned course of studies
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