Transition Planning

Transition planning officially begins between the ages of 14 and 16 for most students with an IEP. However, the process is lifelong. This section of NTACT's website provides resources and tools to guide the process of transition planning - encompassing assessment and skill development to plan for success beyond school.

Getting Started

These are some of the key resources to help get you started.

Transition Assessment Toolkit

Quality transition planning is student centered and student driven. The initial step is gathering information regarding a students’ current strengths, needs, preferences, and interests in the context of “of current and future working, educational, living, and personal and social environments”, (Sitlington, Neubert, and Leconte, 1997).

Download the Transition Assessment Toolkit (PDF)

Implementing Quality Transition Services

Numerous resources and tools to assist in Transition Planning and services. Download the Transition Planning: Implementing Quality Transition Services (PDF)

Quality Transition Planning is a Process

Collecting data from informal or formal assessments of students strengths, needs, preferences and Interests over time from multiple stakeholders regarding (a} academic skills, (b) career interests and aptitudes, (c) self-determination skills and opportunities, and (d) independent living skills.

Find out more about how Quality Transition Planning is a Process