What are Transition Services? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 defines transition services as "... a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that--
(A) is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
(B) is based on the individual child's needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests; and
(C) includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation."
The Exceptional Children's Transition Department for WS/FCS provides transition services and training to teachers, consultation to parents through the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and collaboration with community agencies and postsecondary education providers.
Our Mission: The mission of the Transition Office is to promote the planning and implementation of processes that enable students with disabilities to move successfully from school to postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on the student's preferences, interests, and abilities.