What are Transition Services?
Transition services are a coordinated, sequential set of activities that will help prepare special education students for post-secondary education and/or training that will lead to employment. Students who receive special education services should have transition services included as part of their IEP when they turn 14. Changes to Statutory Transition Services Requirements Effective July 1, 2021
A career path should be developed that will prepare the student for post-secondary education and/or training that will lead the student to employment in which s/he can be successful, given her/his strengths and the employment opportunities available.
What is Transition Planning?
Transition Planning better prepares students receiving services under IDEA to meet their post-school goals and make a successful transition from secondary education to adult life. The Connecticut State Department of Education mandated the Connecticut Core Transition Skills Standards; these standards provide teachers, students, and families with a clear understanding of what a student should know and be able to achieve to the best of their ability. These skills are identified and addressed through the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and reviewed, discussed and modified as necessary at the annual Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting.
*Suggested sequence of Transitions skills. Subject to change according to student IEP