Transition

Overview

There are many transitions that students go through that can sometimes be stressful or difficult to navigate.

Transition from early intervention to preschool (Age 3)

Transition from preschool to school (Age 5)

Transition to adulthood (Age 14)

Transition to adulthood, assists a student with a disability to move smoothly from school to post-school activities (the areas of live, learn, work and play). The activities help the student develop skills for continued education (college), vocational training (trades), employment (supported/competitive), adult services (programs), independent living and participating in the community. The activities are based on the expressed future goals of the student including: interests, likes, dislikes and abilities and the development of the necessary skills that are needed for success in achieving those goals.


For more information on Transition, download our fact sheets:

Transition
Making Transition Stick
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali
Cattaraugus-Allegany  |  Orleans-Niagara  |  
Preparing Your Child/Young Adult for Work
English
WHAT IS WORK-BASED LEARNING (WBL)?
English
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
English  |  Spanish
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Roles and Responsiblilites
English  |  Spanish
Career Development & Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)
English
Disclosure in a Community Setting
English  |  Spansh
Family Voices on Transition Experiences in NYS
English  |  Spanish
What is the "Front Door?"
English  |  Spanish
Graduation Chart
English  |  Spanish
Housing Discrimination and Accomodations for People with Disabilities
English   |  Spanish
Independent Living Centers
English  |  Spanish
Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
English  |  Spanish
Navigating Adult Services
English  |  Spanish
Developmental Disabilities
English  |  Spanish
Guide to Finding Helpful Resources for NYS Families of Teens & Young Adults with Behavioral Health Challenges
English
Key Terms for Self-Directed, OPWDD Services
English  |  Spanish
Life Beyond High School
English  |  Spanish
Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)
English  |  Spanish
New York State Commision for the Blind - Vocational Rehabiliation Services
English
Parent Centers
English
Postsecondary Disclosure
English  |  Spanish
Social Security Administration
English
Ten Transition Tips for Young People with Behavioral Health Challenges in NYS
English
Transition Timeline
English  |  Spanish
What is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
English  |  Spanish

Additional Information

Resources

  • ACCESS-VR — (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation) – the entity formerly known as VESID – provides support to individuals with disabilities seeking employment.
  • Accredited Schools Online — Higher Education for Students with Disabilities Rights, Resources and Accredited Online Schools
  • Career Zone — Online assessment tool, research tool and electronic portfolio for students
  • Going to College — Helps high school students learn about living college life with a disability
  • Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health — TO STUDENTS: This guide is written to provide you with important information about mental health during the college years.  TO PARENTS: It’s important to know more about mental health during the college years and proactive steps that can help you support your student if needed.
  • Transition Requirements and Guidelines — Transition Requirements and Guidelines contains information and links to what is required of school districts and agencies in providing transition planning and services
  • Western New York Independent Living — The Parent Organization of Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies
  • WNY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates — Resources and materials to support student’s successful transition to college

Related Events

  • 8Jun

    Preparing for High School

    Workshop  |  Transition  |  Niagara

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 3–5 pm

    Beginning at age 15, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required to provide a section for the student’s future called a transition plan.  Participants will develop an understanding of graduation requirements and the transition process by focusing on identifying the student’s interests, strengths and needs for all areas of life.

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  • 21Jun

    Pathways to Graduation with Diploma Options - Webinar

    Workshop  |  Transition,Parent Leadership 

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12–1 pm

    Diplomas, diplomas, diplomas... Join us and discover the different types, their requirements and the opportunities they can give students after high school graduation.

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  • 28Jun

    Pathways to Graduation with Credentials - Webinar

    Workshop  |  Transition,Parent Leadership 

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12–1 pm

    Credentials, credentials… Register today to learn the difference between a Career Development Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS Credential) and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

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  • 10Jul

    ACCESS BSC - Bridge to Success in College

    Community Event  |  Transition  |  Erie

    Monday, July 10, 9 am–Friday, July 14, 2017 3 pm

    Access BSC is a week long program aimed at helping pre-collegiate students with learning differences strengthen the skills needed to easily transition from high school to college. Apply Now!!

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  • 12Jul

    Preparing for Life after High School - Webinar

    Workshop  |  Transition,Parent Leadership 

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 12–1 pm

    Big changes, big adventures, big opportunities ahead!!! Are your “t’s” crossed and your “i’s” dotted?   Join this webinar to learn strategies to make sure you are prepared and ready for the next stage of your young adult’s life, ADULTHOOD

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  • 19Jul

    Pathways to Graduation

    Workshop  |  Transition  |  Allegany

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10–11:30 am

    What does it mean to get a Regent’s diploma? A local diploma? An IEP diploma?  A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do?  How much effort does it take?  Can your child do the work? This workshop explores the options and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.

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  • 19Jul

    Transition to Adulthood

    Workshop  |  Transition  |  Allegany

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:30 am–1 pm

    In this workshop participants will understand the special education system’s responsibilities regarding all areas of living…”Live, Learn, Work and Play.” An introduction to community based services will be provided.

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