Transition Services Defined

  1. Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
  2. Is based on the individual child's needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests.
  3. Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

Individual Transition Planning

  1. Appropriate student involvement in the student's transition to life outside the public school system;
  2. If the student is younger than 18 years of age, appropriate involvement in the student's transition by the student's parents and other persons invited to participate by the student's parents or the school district in which the student is enrolled;
  3. If the student is at least 18 years of age, involvement in the student's transition and future by the student's parents and other persons, if the parent or other person is invited to participate by the student or the school district in which the student is enrolled or has the student's consent to participate pursuant to a supported decision-making agreement under Estates Code, Chapter 1357;
  4. Appropriate postsecondary education options, including preparation for postsecondary-level coursework;
  5. An appropriate functional vocational evaluation;
  6. Appropriate employment goals and objectives;
  7. If the student is at least 18 years of age, the availability of age-appropriate instructional environments, including community settings or environments that prepare the student for postsecondary education or training, competitive integrated employment, or independent living, in coordination with the student's transition goals and objectives;
  8. Appropriate independent living goals and objectives;
  9. Appropriate circumstances for facilitating a referral of a student or the student's parents to a governmental agency for services or public benefits, including a referral to a governmental agency to place the student on a waiting list for public benefits available to the student, such as a waiver program established under Section 1915(c), Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. Section 1396n(c)]; and
  10. The use and availability of appropriate supplementary aids, services, curricula, and other opportunities to assist the student in developing decision-making skills; and supports and services to foster the student's independence and self-determination, including a supported decision-making agreement under Estates Code Chapter 1357.
  1. Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; and
  2. The transition services, including courses of study, needed to assist the student in reaching the postsecondary goals developed under item 1.

Transition and Employment Guide

  1. Post the transition and employment guide on the district's website if the district maintains a website;
  2. Provide written information and, if necessary, assistance to a student or parent regarding how to access the electronic version of the guide at:
    1. The first meeting of the student's ARD committee at which transition is discussed; and
    2. The first committee meeting at which transition is discussed that occurs after the date on which the guide is updated; and
  3. On request, provide a printed copy of the guide to a student or parent.


Richland Springs ISD



DATE ISSUED: 7/5/2018