This week, you will begin to explore the services, processes, and documents related to transitioning secondary students with disabilities from school to adult life.
To provide a comprehensive, in-depth understanding of transition, visit one or more of the following websites:
1. National Center on Secondary Education and Transition: http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147496883
2. Council for Exceptional Children: (From this main page, search for Transition.): http://www.cec.sped.org/Search?q=transition
3. Great Schools: Transition Planning for Students with IEPs: http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/transition-planning-for-students-with-ieps/
Explore the site you have selected, and search for information on the following topics:
IEP and Transition Planning
Dropout and Graduation
Career Guidance and Exploration
Self-Determination for Middle and High School Students
Once you have completed your web exploration, respond to the following questions, being sure to address each point thoroughly and citing appropriate Learning Resources to support your response:
What is transition?
What are the factors that contribute to effective transition?
How does Texas and local school districts meet the challenges of creating an effective transition program for students with disabilities?
Assignment length of 2–3 pages and APA formatting is required.