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Transition Services


 What Is Secondary Transition?

Secondary transition is the process of preparing students for life after theygraduate
leave high school, including participation in post-secondary education or
training, employment, and community living.
These three areas are often referred to as “post-secondary outcomes” and are the driving force behind Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) written for students in high school.


Transition planning begins no later than age 14, in middle school or early high school, as students explore what they want their post-school outcomes to be through career awareness exploration activities. It continues through high school as instruction and community experiences support these outcomes.

Transition planning involves a partnership between the student, the family, school-age services and program providers, post-secondary services and program providers, and local community members. Effective transition involves purposeful planning among all these entities. It entails recognizing the student’s current strengths, interests, preferences, and needs, and then identifying what services and supports he or she will need to achieve future success.


For assistance, contact:

Melissa Lanious, Education Consultant; Email Melissa

724-774-7800, x3026


Services in the following areas:



  • What is Transition?
  • Writing Transition IEPs 
  • Writing Standards Aligned Measurable Goals for Secondary IEPs
  • Inclusive Practices for Students Ages 14 to 21
  • Effective Practices in Secondary Transition
  • Effective Practices in Secondary Transition- Health Care
  • Communities of Practice
  • PA Exit/Post-School Outcomes Surveys
  • Indicator #13
  • Self Advocacy for Youth in Transition
  • Job Coaching/Job Development
  • Community Based Instruction
  • On-the-Job Placements
  • Child Labor Laws
  • Parent Engagement
  • YES Academy