• Transition Services

    TRANSITION 
    Transition information resource designed to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone who is committed to the successful transition of children with disabilities into post-school environments.
     
    Texas requirements for transition services are aligned to the federal requirements included in IDEA 2004. However, state law and rules include additional requirements for the provision of transition services for students receiving special education services in Texas. A state law passed in the summer of 2011 requires that “appropriate state transition planning must begin for a student not later than when the student reaches 14 years of age".

    The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) describes the following nine issues important to the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students receiving special education services.

    1. Appropriate student involvement in the student's transition to life outside the public school system
    2. If the student is younger than 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition
    3. If the student is at least 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition, if the parent is invited to participate by the student or the school district in which the student is enrolled
    4. Any post-secondary education options
    5. A functional vocational evaluation
    6. Employment goals and objectives
    7. If the student is at least 18 years of age, the availability of age-appropriate instructional environments
    8. Independent living goals and objectives
    9. Appropriate circumstances for referring a student or the student's parents to a governmental agency for services
    RESOURCES
    The Legal Framework (Links local board policies to legal for easy reference) 
    18+ Program
     
    LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION