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1.9: Transition from School to Post-School Activities

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    The IDEA requires transition planning and transition services for students 16 to 22 years of age. In Illinois, transition planning must begin at age 14 ½. Transition services facilitate the transition from school to post-school activities including postsecondary education, vocational education, employment, continuing and adult education, and independent living. An important component of transition services are individualized transition plans (ITPs,) which are incorporated into IEPs. ITPs include the designation of appropriate and measurable postsecondary goals based on age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and independent living skills. ITPs are also based on the student’s preferences and interests as well as their needs. ITPs include a coordinated effort between state agencies, service providers, and vocational and rehabilitation services (Smiley et al., 2022).


    Smiley, L. R., Richards, S.B., & Taylor, R. (2022). Exceptional students: Preparing teachers for the 21st century (4th ed.). McGraw Hill.


    This page titled 1.9: Transition from School to Post-School Activities is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Diana Zaleski (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)) .