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What is Transition?


Transition is a process designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve their postsecondary goals in the areas of education, employment and adult living. Through transition planning, annual goals and a coordinated set of activities focusing on both academic and functional skills are established to facilitate progress towards a student's postsecondary goals.

Federal and State Law


Federal law states that beginning no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16 (State law states age 14), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include -Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills. The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.

Link to Transition Guide English

Link to Transition Guide Spanish

District Contact Information:

Becky Newton, Director of Special Education

(830)372-1930 Ext. 6302

becky.newton@nisd.us

Helpful Resources

Texas Education Agency https://tea.texas.gov/

Texas Workforce Commission https://www.twc.state.tx.us/

Texas Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Texas Comm. for BVI

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services http://bbtrails.org/

Texas Project First https://www.texasprojectfirst.org/

Transition in Texas https://www.texastransition.org/

Post Secondary Resources

Texas Reality Check https://texasrealitycheck.com/

Think College https://thinkcollege.net/

Workforce Solutions https://www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org/

Going to College http://going-to-college.org/

Transition for Students in Foster Care

Texas Transition and Employment Guide - English  Spanish

Transition Employment Services Designee

Becky Newton, Director of Special Education

6450 N. State Hwy 123

Seguin, Texas 78155

830-372-1930 Office

becky.newton@nisd.us