Transition Services

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees the right of individuals, age 3-21, with specific disabilities to receive a Free Appropriate Education (FAPE) from their public school district through an Individualized Education program (IEP) that includes transition services.

Definition of Transition Services

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that 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.


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