Key Components of Transition Planning
Transition Planning must include each of the following components.
Begin at Age 14
In Pennsylvania, Transition Planning must begin by age 14, or younger if determined by the IEP team.
The transition planning process looks different for every student. It must be individualized based on the strengths, preferences, and interests of the student. Goals should be considered for postsecondary education and training, employment, and independent living.
The transition planning process should include the student with a disability, the student’s family member(s), educators, and service providers.
Planning For The Future
The Planning for the Future Checklist is a great place to begin. The checklist is designed to support students with disabilities, as well as their families and IEP team members, to ensure they are reviewing all aspects of transition planning at age appropriate intervals.
Transition Planning Subindicators
The transition planning process must include several key areas in which youth must plan for including: Post Secondary Education and Training, Employment, and Independent Living. Critical to the transition planning process is the role of school personnel.
Transition Planning Team Members
The team must include
Families & Caregivers
Educators & Staff
The PA Community on Transition offers resources on a variety of topics, all focused on improving outcomes for students with disabilities.