School to Adult Life Transition
School to Adult Life Transition Services ensure that all students with disabilities receive appropriate academic, independent living, social and vocational skills training in order for them to be as independent and successful as possible after graduation. Comprehensive transition planning must begin early and should incorporate the student’s strengths into a vision for his or her future. This vision may include, but need not be limited to post-secondary education, vocational training, employment, independent living, social, leisure, and recreational activities in the community. Transition planning should be incorporated into each student’s IEP as measurable transition goals and objectives, and should begin by age 15. Transition planning is a team process which includes the student, family members, school personnel, and an adult service provider.
For more information, contact Darlene Caviness, Director of Day Services at ext. 3027 or e-mail Darlene at CavinessD@arict.org.