Welcome to Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 Secondary Transition web page! We are very excited to provide you with resources and information that will be helpful to you during your Secondary Transition Journey. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us by using the 'Contact Us" page or by clicking here.
What exactly is Secondary Transition?
The easiest way to describe secondary transition is helping students with disabilities and their families think about and plan for their life after high school. A student's transition from high school to the post-secondary setting is an important process in which a variety of groups and organizations work together with the student and his/her family to achieve successful outcomes in the areas of education and training; employment; and independent living. These areas are the foundation of all Individualized education Programs (IEPs) written for students age 14 and older unless necessary at a younger age.
How does it all work?
Transition planning begins with the student exploring what their post-school goals are through career awareness and exploration activities.These activities continue throughout high school including instruction and community experiences that will support the student's goals. The student's goals also drive what courses of study the student will take in school. The IEP team with work collaboratively with outside community agencies to help bridge life in school and opportunities in adult life.
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