The Basics: What To Do

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!

Screen_Shot_2019-07-01_at_10.37.07_AM.pngTalk 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.


Screen_Shot_2019-07-01_at_10.37.07_AM.pngCreate 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!)