Post-Secondary Transition

Post-Secondary Transition

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What is Post-Secondary Transition?

As students and youth with disabilities prepare to transition to adult life, post-secondary transition is an important step in preparation to moving to that end.  Early planning is paramount in ensuring our students are prepared with the information, services, and supports necessary for them to achieve their goals.  Transition planning is a vital element of each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and aims at creating the structures and resources so the option to further their education, pursue employment, or live independently is a choice the student themselves gets to make.  Post-secondary success happens not by accident, but through comprehensive planning.  

The Ohio Department of Education provides information on post-secondary transition and workforce development for students with disabilities on their website. This site contains many resources for those interested in learning more about transition and workforce development. 

The State Support Team Region 5 team is committed to assisting districts, students, and their families with the secondary transition process. Please reach out to us with questions or if you need support.  

5 Things to Know: Secondary Transition
Alex Corwin with the Ohio Department of Education and Chris Filler from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence explain five things to know about planning for students with developmental disabilities who are transitioning out of high school.
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