The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) defines Secondary Transition or “transition services” 34 CFR §300.43 as a coordinated set of activities for a student 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 student with a disability to facilitate the student’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;
- Is based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account the student’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 functional vocational evaluation.
For additional information, please contact:
Debra DeLoach, Special Education Diagnostician, at 903-968-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition in Texas Website: http://www.transitionintexas.org.
The purpose of the website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their post-secondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources, including a Transition and Employment Guide.
Texas Project First Website: http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/
Created by parents, for parents... This website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.
Texas Workforce Commission - Vocational Rehabilitation: https://twc.texas.gov/programs/vocational-rehabilitation-program-overview
The Vocational Rehabilitation program helps people with disabilities prepare for, find or retain employment and helps youth and students prepare for post-secondary opportunities. The program also helps businesses and employers recruit, retain and accommodate employees with disabilities.
Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special health care needs: https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en
This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.