Secondary Transition

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities, provided to the student by the school and sometimes other agencies, to promote successful movement from high school to adult life. The transition process prepares students for adult life by focusing on the areas of post-secondary education, employment, community participation, and independent living skills.  

Transition Coordinator

The Transition Coordinator provides leadership, coordination, and support to special education staff and community agencies to enhance the transition of students to identified post-secondary opportunities. The Transition Coordinator is trained to collect and analyze data, report out to community partners, and design professional development to increase the performance of schools to meet state standards. 

Career Preparation Specialist

The Career Preparation Specialist provides students with career assessments, employment seeking and retention skills, and exposure to and exploration of potential occupations. Activities include partnerships with area businesses to place students in work experiences throughout the school year and during summer months. In each job setting qualities such as punctuality, work ethic, dedication, and task completion are emphasized.

RESOURCES

Char-Em Transition Planning Resources

Meaningful Employment: People with Disabilities in the Workforce Video

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