Definitions  

Definition of Transition Services:

Transition Services is a coordinated set of activities for students with a disability. It is designed to work within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation. It is based upon the individual student's needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and a functional vocational evaluation.  92 NAC 51-003.70.

Six areas of transition: ALL areas should be addressed on the Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Community Experiences:  Activities and strategies that are generally provided outside the school environment.  This may include social, recreational, government, leisure, shopping, banking, transportation and other opportunities.

Instruction:  May be formal or informal.  This may include coursework, educational experiences, training, activities to prepare for post-secondary education, skill training and/or adult living.

Daily Living Skills:  Activities that adults do daily. This may be meal planning/preparation, budgeting, maintaining a residence, paying bills, raising a family and/or personal hygiene.

Employment:  The focus would be on the development of work related skills and behaviors.  This may include job exploration, training, job shadowing and/or non-paid work experience.

Functional Vocational Evaluation:  An assessment process that provides information about jobs and careers.  This can include both formal and informal evaluations.

Related Services:  Corrective, developmental and other supportive services required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from special education.  This may include transportation, physical, occupational, speech therapeutic, hearing, psychological, orientation/mobility, counseling and/or therapeutic recreation.