Transition Planning 
    Just like students without disabilities, students with disabilities now have many options to
    explore and many adult service providers to choose who they may receive services from.
    When students with disabilities leave special education, the school will no longer provide
    services. Assistance may be provided by several different agencies serving adults. This is a
    big change. Families are confronted with a maze of public and private agencies in the
    Application procedures, funding sources, and eligibility requirements differ for each agency.
    For students and their families to learn about agencies and to help students acquire skills,
    they will need a transition plan that must begin at age 16 or earlier if determined appropriate.
    Transition planning is a lifeline to adulthood.
     The Individual Education Program (IEP) is designed to help the student begin thinking about where
    the students may want to work and live. Three to five years following high school. It will
    also have five areas of transition that lead to a well rounded life. These areas are:
    employment, independent living, community participation, post-secondary training and adult
    service connections. Short-term goals are established in each of these areas directly
    relate to the students’ long-term goals. Using this methodology, students can decide if their
    long-term goals are attainable or desired. If needed, the opportunity is offered to alter set plans. 
    If the student turns 16 during the year that the IEP is being implemented, the transition 
    plan must be written at age 15, or an additional IEP must be developed with transition planning.
    at the time the student turns 16. The initial transition plan generally focuses on the student's
    course of study, until age 16. At that time, more extensive community connections are
    Suggested Transition Activities
    Independent Living
    Recreational and Leisure
    Community Participation
    Postsecondary & Life-Long Learning
    Adult Services/Resources
           Carter High School's school counselor and teachers work with students,
                parents, and guardians to ensure a successful transition process for all students. 
    We will assist you and your child throughout these years in connecting up
    with community services to assist in this transition process.
    We will be exploring interests and skills in the areas of work, independent living,
    community participation, adult service programs (community services), after high school
    work training/educational opportunities, and various assessments to assist us in
    Identifying your child’s interests and skills in these areas.
    Quickbook of Assessments
    Robin Cline, Special Education Program Representative
    Dave Halverson, Bev Petersen, Barb Rohrbach, Transition Services Liaison Project
Last Modified on September 6, 2023