Transition can be scary for kids and parents!
But the important thing is to be ready ahead of time, and to know what kind of support you can get.
There's a lot you can do to make sure that your child gets support in high school to help them prepare for life as an adult!
Talk as a family about your child's future goals, challenges, and what kind of support they need to reach these goals.
Decide on a Graduation Pathway, with help from your IEP team.
Make sure your child's IEP reflects their goals, and that it's being followed.
Create a Transition Plan with your IEP team.
What If my child doesn't have an IEP? (Individualized Education Plan)
If your child has a disability, they may qualify for an IEP, which can guarantee them support services from the school district.
See the section in the menu a little farther down to learn more. Also see the Special Education Guide to learn about the whole process. (Click on it to open in a new tab. But don't forget to come back to this tab to continue in the Transition Guide!)