Secondary Education

Transition services aim to facilitate students with disabilities moving from school to post-school activities. In this process, students with disabilities, families, educators, community service providers, education and training providers, and employers collaborate to provide services and supports around work, independent living, and community participation.

Source: IDEA’s definition of Transition Services 300.43


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