Secondary Transition is a process a student with a disability goes through as they move from high school to whatever comes next—including postsecondary education, employment, and independent living. Transition planning begins at age 14, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team.
The term "transition services" or "transition planning" means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that:
- Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on building a bridge between school programs and opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living, and community participation.
- Is based on the individual student's needs, taking into account the student's strengths, preferences, and interests.
- Includes, instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment, and other post-school adult living goals.