Transition is a set of goals, objectives, and services that lay out a plan of action that address the skills necessary for the student’s success after their school career ends. Transition planning sets the goals and activities that will help a teenager achieve their post-high school plans.
These resources can help you understand the process of transitioning to adulthood and the step by step timeline for transition.
- Adult Service Agencies Overview looks at agencies and organizations that transition-age students might access.
- Alternatives to Guardianship information to help make informed decision about guardianship and the alternatives, including supported decision making.
- Career/ Employment resources and support for individuals with disabilities.
- Postsecondary Education and Training looks at options for learning more after high school.
- Rights and Responsibilities to keep in mind when a student is turning 18.
- Self-Advocacy is speaking up for yourself and making your own decisions.
- Self-Determination means making things happen in a person’s own life. People who are self-determined know what they want and how to get it.
- Transition Law covered in the IDEA regulations.
- Transition IEP A transition plan is the section of the IEP that outlines transition goals and services for the student.
- Youth in Transition Who Experienced Foster Care information and programs to support the student as they transitions from school to adult life.
Additional Michigan Alliance for Families webpages related to other times of school transition:
Transition from Grade to Grade
Transition to a New School
Transition To Preschool
Transition to Kindergarten
Transition from Elementary to Middle School
Transition from Middle School to High School