The process for transition is specified under the law and must include documentation that the student’s interests, abilities and desires are taken into account. This means your son or daughter must have the opportunity to provide input into the plan by letting the school staff know what he or she wants to do past graduation. You, as the parent of the student, are also a crucial part of the team and should be included in the planning and process as the student moves toward graduation.
There is a requirement that other agencies be involved in this planning—chief among them would be Rehabilitation Services and also providers of services to adults with disabilities. It is also wise to have your parent center representative present during these meetings to provide you with continuing information regarding the process, and also with regard to holding the various players accountable for their roles in transition. If you do not have a parent center representative, please call us at 479-927-4100 and ask for the Family Support office, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.