Transition Planning

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In the educational world, the term “transition services” refers to the planning that occurs to move the child from school to post-graduation activities.  The intention of transition services is to consider the individual student’s needs and desires and plan for a successful transition into “adulthood”.  Discussions around transition planning should begin to occur in late elementary years and increase into middle school and high school. 

Some of the most important discussions, preparation, and goal setting should occur at the start of high school to ensure an appropriate plan is in place to assist in the transition from high school to adulthood (which could include additional academics, community employment, socialization opportunities, living quarters, etc.). Read more