Transition Services

  • Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that— 

    1. Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
    2. Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes—Instruction; Related services; Community experiences; The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.


    Transition services for children with disabilities may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction, or a related service, if required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.



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