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Secondary Transition and Graduation

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities that focus on activates or courses of study that will facilitate students’ movement toward their post-secondary goals.

Begin with the End in Mind

ESC 6 can offer technical assistance and training regarding transition services and graduation in order to assist educators in creating opportunities for successful futures and post school outcomes for youth with disabilities. The assistance can be provided through forums, on-site training, regional trainings, e-mails, and telephone conferences.

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For evaluation professional development at Region 6 ESC follow this link Professional Development Online Registration and type in Special Education or Transition.

Transition training modules 


State Performance Plan Indicators:

Secondary Transition Guidance from TEA

State Performance Plan Indicator 13


Post-School Outcomes Guidance from TEA

State Performance Plan Indicator 14


State Resources:

Texas Transition

TEA-Texas SPED Support 


TEA-Special Education Information Center

The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies at Sam Houston State University provides students, families, and educators with resources to improve services and outcomes for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process: legal requirements, Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process, and Special Education Rules and Regulations. The Legal Framework

Recent TEA Special Education Guidance Documents such as Technical Assistance: Individual Education Program (IEP) Development. Recent TEA Guidance

TEA-IEP Model Form

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities resources on Supported Decision-Making (an alternative to guardianship). Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities: Supported Decision-Making

Post-secondary programs and services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities resources 60X30TX

National Resources:

U.S. Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website which includes information and resources. Individual with Disabilities Education Act

The Council for Exceptional Children is commented to serving and improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities. They are the leading source for special education professionals for information, resources, and professional development.  Council for Exceptional Children

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) mission is to provide support educators to improve opportunities and outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. NTACT:C

Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities – Self-Determination provides assessments, intervention, research, and resources regarding self-determination skills. Self-Determination

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment provides resources for educators regarding transition.  Zarrow Center

Explore Work provides interactive training to assist students in exploring their talents to plan for the future. Explore Work

I’m Determined provides resources for youth, families, and educators to help encourage self-determination skills. I'm Determined

Resources for Transition Assessments:

Transition Assessment Web Sites

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment: Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center: Transition Assessment Matrix

Transition Assessment for Students with Significant and Multiple Disabilities