The school year of your child’s 14th birthday, they will be assigned a Transition Coordinator.
Transition is more than getting a job after high school – Transition planning is meant to help your child get a job, but it’s also about helping your child prepare for and select postsecondary education and training… and to improve your child’s personal, social and daily living skills—all key components of adulthood.
Transition is different for every single child, so your child’s Transition Planning and Services must be tailored to his or her goals for employment, postsecondary education and training, and other aspects of adulthood.
You are the first expert on your child. They need you to be involved throughout the special education process, including transition planning for future employment, education and independent living. You can support your child by looking for these opportunities alongside the IEP team and sharing what you learn and what you find.
Transition planning is most successful when it’s a team effort; the team of course, includes you and your child, but it also includes your child’s teachers and other school staff, medical personnel and therapists and other service providers in the community.