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What is transition?

Transition is the term used for the time when you are changing from a student to an adult.  The student, his/her parents, and the school begin to plan for transition while the student is still in school. 

Transition is planning for a student’s life after graduation.

Transition addresses the life domains of:

  • Employment

  • Post secondary education and learning options

  • Independent living skills

  • Recreation/ leisure activities

Transition involves the student through interviews, inventories and having the student attend ARDs once he/she is 14. A student’s IEP must address transition by age 14.

Families and schools should be sure to have the supports a student will need after graduation in place before exiting the school system to provide for a seamless flow of services.


We invite you to explore the many areas of transition planning via the resources available on the following website.

Transition In Texas Website

Transition & Employment Guide