As of 1997, federal law mandates that students with disabilities who have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) must begin a process called transition planning at age 14. This program is designed to connect students with the proper transition planning services that give them the important skills and career planning tools to better prepare them for a successful life after high school, whether it be in a college setting or in the community.
As a method of ensuring parents and students are informed, on October 2, 2018 at Fullerwood Training Center, the Parent Advisory Committee brought together SJCSD ESE Transitions and community-based organizations to support students that are beginning or already involved in transition planning.
SJCSD Transitions Programs: Life Work and Project Search, The ARC, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and Project 10 all shared pertinent information for parents, students, teachers and administrators. Parents and students left with additional knowledge about transition planning services in SJCSD schools and community. If you missed this event and would like to know more, you can access the presentations on the ESE Advisory Council web page.