Secondary Transition

Transition Service and Planning



    What is Transition?

    Students with disabilities transition throughout their school careers-from grade to grade, from early childhood programs to elementary school, elementary to middle school, middle to high school, or high school to college and employment. Transition is a coordinated set of activities that includes instruction, related services, community experiences, development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

    Transition is a process designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve their postsecondary goals in the areas of education, employment and adult living.  Through transition planning, annual goals and a coordinated set of activities focusing on both academic and functional skills are established to facilitate progress towards a student's postsecondary goals.  

    Federal and State Law

    Federal law states that beginning no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16 (State law states age 14), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include -

    • Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills
    • The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals 

    What types of accommodations are available in college and the workplace?

    College and universities will typically provide accommodations for students with disabilities.  The student must request the accommodations and provide documentation of disability.

    Employers must provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace.  The employee with a disability must request the accommodations and provide documentation of disability.

    District Contact

    Holly Salazar
    Special Education Director
    1306 FM 43 Corpus Christi, TX 78415
    Phone: 361-855-0092