North Carolina Division on Career Development and Transition
What is Transition Planning?
Transition Is About Planning For Life! It Includes Planning For:
- Academic and non-academic courses & learning experiences,
- Employment & related training opportunities,
- Choices about where to live in the community, and
- What to do for fun & socialization.
When Does Transition Planning Begin?
- Transition Planning should begin at age 14 in which post-secondary goals are established for Education & Training, Employment, and Independent Living.
- At age 16, the student’s IEP will describe the Instruction, Community Experience, Related Services, Adult Living, and Employment
- Activities that will assist the student in achieving post-secondary goals.
- Transition Planning takes place during the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. This is a time when the student shares his/her plans for life after high school with the IEP team.
What Areas Should Transition Planning Address Within The IEP?
- Student Needs, Strengths, Preferences & Interest
- Rights & Responsibilities
- Transition Assessments
- School, Home & Community Supports
- Post Secondary Employment Goals
- Post Secondary Education & Training Goals
- Post Secondary Independent Living Goals
- Course of Study
- Transition Activities
Who Is Involved In Transition Planning?
- Individualized Education Planning (IEP)
- Team Community Agency Representatives
- School Counselors
- Student Invitees (Employer, Friends, Relatives, Neighbors, etc.)