Transition refers to a change in status from behaving primarily as a student to assuming emergent adult roles in the community. These roles include employment, participating in post secondary education, maintaining a home, becoming appropriately involved in the community, and experiencing satisfactory personal and social relationships. The process of enhancing transition involves the participation and coordination of school programs, adult agency services and natural supports within the community. (Halpern, 1994)
Transition services are defined as a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability... within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities. (§300.43 Transition Services) Services help the students and their families plan for their lives after high school and identify long-term goals, as well as design their high school experience to ensure that students gain the skills and connections they need to achieve these goals.
The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with Statewide Leadership in Secondary Transition and Post School Results at Education Service Center Region, are pleased to announce that the Texas Transition and Employment Guide has been posted to the Transition in Texas Website.
The purpose of this guide is to provide information on statewide services and programs that assist students with disabilities in the transition to life outside of the public school system.
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