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 Transition services are designed to be a results-oriented process to facilitate the movement from school to post-school activities and are based on the student’s needs, strengths, preferences and interests. Transition services include instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives and, when appropriate, daily living skills.  


Transition Service Resources: 


  Module 3: Transition Services  

"Indicator 13 and Transition Services Training Modules" contains eight training modules. Each link is a short video and allows you easy access to each part of the training. Audio is included so make sure your speakers are turned on. You will need access to Vimeo, an internet-based video-sharing website similar to Youtube. 



School Transition Model

The School Transition Model is under development in collaboration with Seattle Public Schools to provide schools with a format, tools and examples for building a transiton plan.  The model is based on IDEA 2004 Transition requirements: Age-appropriate Transition Assessment, Measureable Postsecondary Goals, Transition Srevices, Course of Study, Coordinated Adult Agencies and Annual IEP Goals.  Each of theses areas will look differently depending upon the postsecondary outcome identified by the student and IEP team.  The model is driven by the following postsecondary school outcomes: college, career technology education, competitive employment, supported employment and indepedent living.  For a model with competitive employment as a post school outcome click here (Competive Employment). identified by the student and IEP team. 


Transition Guide for Washington State                                                                                                                                      

A comprehensive reference for teachers, administrators, staff, parents and agencies that provides information on the transition process, requirements and legislation.




Transition Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities

The following documents pertain to transition planning for students with severe disabilities:
1. Transition Planning & Students with Severe Disabilities (PDF) 
2. Examples & non-examples: Students with Severe Disabilities   

 Transition Services: Examples of Coordinated Set of Activities 

This document includes sample activities/strategies in the following transition areas: Instruction, Community Experience, Employment, Related Services, Post-school and Adult Living Skills, Acquisition of Daily Living Skills, and Functional Vocational Evaluation. It has been adapted from Helping Educators, Parents and Other Stakeholders Understand: Post-school Outcomes, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities by Ed O'Leary and Wendy Collison, 2002. 


Visit our Agency Connection Map 


Through our Agency Connections Map you can choose any county in Washington State and find resources regarding employment, health and emergency, housing, postsecondary education, recreation and leisure, and transportation. Visit here:



January 11th, 2012: Writing IEPs for Transition-Age Students (PowerPoint)


January 11th, 2012: Writing IEPs for Transition-Age Students (ElluminateLive! Recording)     



November 9th, 2011: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment (ElluminateLive! Recording) 

November 9th, 2011: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment (PowerPoint)

March 2, 2011 Transition IEP Review Analysis (PowerPoint Presentation)  

March 2, 2011 Transition IEP Review Analysis (ElluminateLive! Recording)  

January 12 and 19, 2011 Transition IEP Review (PowerPoint Presentation)

January 12 and 19, 2011 Transition IEP Review (ElluminateLive! Recording)

Useful Websites:

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) "What is Indicator 13?"  





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