Secondary transition

The Secondary Transition page is focused on improving the academic and functional success of youth with disabilities. In partnership with the Center on Transition Innovations, the resources provided support the transition of youth with disabilities from school to post-school living, learning, and working environments.


Understanding secondary transition planning

Secondary Transition Planning is:

  • an ongoing process starting no later than age 14 based on postsecondary expectations and transition assessment information

Secondary transition planning may include:

  • Specially designed instruction
  • Related services
  • Community experiences
  • Development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives
  • If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional evaluation

 VDOE's Transition Services website

Region 1 Transition Council Meeting Community of Practice

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PEATC | February 12 | Time 2:00-3:00 
Join the Region 1 transition council meeting and hear how you can incorporate PEATC in your practices. The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center builds positive futures for Virginia’s children by working collaboratively with families, schools and communities in order to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. 

PRE-ETS | March 18 | Time 2:00-3:00 
Join the Region 1 Transition Council meeting and gain a better understanding of how the Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) works together with students, youth, families, schools and community agencies and organizations to provide services that promote successful transitions from school to work and adult life. DRS offers two sets of services to help students with disabilities move from school to post-school life: pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) transition services.  

Family Engagement | March 18 | Time 2:00-3:00 
Join the Region 1 Transition Council meeting and gain a better understanding of how the Center for Family Involvement works with families to increase their skills as advocates, mentors, and leaders so families, children, and young adults with disabilities can lead the lives they want. Through a variety of direct service, training, technical assurance, and information dissemination, parents of children and young adults with disabilities receive emotional, informational, and systems navigational support.