Components of Family Engagement
Youth and family engagement in the transition process are important components in successful transition. Family engagement is a powerful, positive mechanism that supports youth resiliency and has a significant impact on student success.
Family Engagement in Secondary Transition Planning
Educators have a responsibility to ensure that families are active participants in the transition process.
Family Information Sharing Activities
Practices that provide family members with information and resources to make informed decisions as their student plans for life after high school.
Support and rest for family members so they can take a break from the demands of everyday life while ensuring youth are safe and cared for.
Peer to Peer Family Support
Sharing experiences and relevant information for future planning, with other youth and family members, through networking, invited speakers, and local task forces.
Supporting a student with a disability through the education process takes a team approach. As a parent or guardian, you are an essential partner in your student’s education.
Family Engagement Subindicators
Click on the areas of need for additional information and resources.
What Does Family Engagement Do For Secondary Transition Planning?
When families are involved in the planning process
The PA Community on Transition offers resources on a variety of topics, all focused on improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
Interested in more resources?
Check out the calendar for events that may interest you.
Want to Learn More?
The PEAL Center is a great place to contact to learn more about engaging families.
Check out the PA Secondary Transition Frequently Asked Questions