Why do we need to provide Transition Services?
Transition Services are defined as "a coordinated set of activities for a student which promote successful movement from school to post-school activities." (IDEA) These post-school activitites may include: post-secondary education, vocational training, employment, adult services, independent living, or community participation. These activities must be based on the student's needs, interests, and preferences. When Transition Services are planned in the IEP, 8 areas must be addressed.
♦Post-school measurable goal that includes employment, training, and living.
♦Course of Study ♦Instruction ♦Community Experiences ♦Employment
♦Daily Living Skills (if appropriate) ♦Vocational Evaluation (if appropriate)
♦Outside Agency Linkages