It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for Transition

Starting the new school year means getting to know your students. Transition assessments are one way for secondary educators get to know their students’ strengths, preferences, interests, and needs. Transition planning must begin by age 14 (or younger, if appropriate) for any student receiving special education services.

But what about elementary teachers and students . . . ?

This Hands On Activity To Identify Your Child’s Strengths from is a great tool for students to learn about their strengths and interests. It can also help elementary teachers learn more about their students and to begin teaching the skills for self-determination. For more resources on self-determination across all grade levels, check out the I’m Determined website from Virginia Department of Education.

For more information about transition planning for students with disabilities in Texas, contact the education specialist from the Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network at your ESC.

Elizabeth Danner

Education Service Center Region 13

Austin, Texas



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