What is transition? IDEA and the state education code define transition services as a "coordinated set of activities for a student designed within an outcome-oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-school activities including postsecondary education, related services, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
More simply put, transition to adult life is a process involving not only the school and student, but the family and community agencies that support individuals with disabilities. The process of transition begins at age 14 and focuses on not only the academic skills necessary to transition to adult life, but also skills necessary for independent living, employment, community participation and self-advocacy.
This website has been designed to provide individuals with disabilities and their family members with information relevant to this process. To the left, you will find important links to the community agencies available to support individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, independent living and community participation, as well as organizations that provide support through the transition process.There are also links to newsletters that are shared with the students in the high school's LLD program.
The following is a link to a presentation by the state department of education to get you started on learning about transition planning and the IEP.
Secondary Transition Planning and the IEP: What Families Need to Know
Additionally, the following link will take you to a calendar of workshops throughout NJ that is maintained by the Family Support Center of New Jersey:
If you have questions or would like to provide input on this website please feel free to contact Megan Mastil, Transition Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org