What are Transition Services?

Students with disabilities may require additional services and support in their transition to adulthood. This requires early planning to assure a smooth connection to adult services and the community. These types of transition services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) 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 child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities including: post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation..….must be based upon the individual student’s needs, taking into account student’s strength’s, 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 for functional vocational evaluation.”

For more information about PCS Exceptional Children Transition Planning Services, contact Dana Faulkner (faulknerd@person.k12.nc.us), EC Program Support for Transition.