High School is a Big Thing!

It’s preparation for life, for adult life. Although high school is often an exciting time, there can also be a sense of uncertainty for families especially if a student is receiving special education services. Fortunately, IDEA 2004 and the NH Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities have protections in place to help students receiving special education services prepare for leaving high school. In high school, IEP teams begin to look at IEPs differently and start to think about planning for what comes next. Schools generally refer to this as Transition Planning and the focus is on the future. It starts with identifying what a student might want to do after high school. When families and schools work together, IEPs can be developed that identify and plan around a youth’s true interests in education, employment, and independent living.

Youth Friendly Resources!

Transition Resources

Download this family-friendly flyer to learn more about planning for life after high school.

Download a copy of PIC’s award winning Transition Tool Kit

ELOs provide an opportunity to explore beyond school walls, to work with local experts, gain valuable real-world knowledge and skills, and earn high school credit.  Download a brochure about ELOs

Transition fairs connect students and their families to resources that help them build successful lives after high school. Research into transition practices shows that when educators, families, students, community members, and organizations work together, post-secondary outcomes improve for students with disabilities.  Download our brochure on How to Plan a Transition Fair

Download this 12p. PDF easy to follow guide designed to help high school administrators, staff and families to develop Family Engagement Teams using a focus group strategy to review of how effectively a school works with families. A group might be a follow-up to a survey, or a sole means of gathering parent comments. This guide leads you from initial concept to inviting parents to conducting the meetings.

Transition Assessments: Key Considerations in Transition Planning
As your child plans for life after high school, transition assessments are key to determining strengths, interests, preferences, and planning. Individual assessments are the foundation to planning goals that align with individual students. Here Transition Consultant Heidi Wyman talks about the different types of assessments and how they’re used to develop goals for life after high school- Measurable Post-Secondary Goals.

Time for Transition

Individual transition assessments are key to determining strengths, interests, preferences, and planning for life after high school. They are the foundation to planning goals that align with each student. Consultant Heidi Wyman talks about the different types of assessments and how they’re used to develop goals for life after high school – Measurable Post-Secondary Goals.