A-to-Z Index

Secondary Transition 

  T LogoSecondary transition is an ongoing process that is designed to be results oriented with the intention of facilitating movement from school to life beyond school. Good transition planning, based on age appropriate transition assessments, begins with youth at age 14 or younger. It addresses academic achievement and functional performance that enables students to move from school to activities beyond school such as postsecondary education, career and technical education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and community participation.


JIVE students at James Madison University.


Region 5 Transition Council’s contact and meeting information:  http://www.vadcdt.org/docs/Transition_Councils_2012-2013.pdf

Map of Virginia’s Transition Councils:  http://www.vadcdt.org/docs/Visual_TC_2012_-_2013.pdf

Twenty-one workplace readiness skills needed for success in the workplace were determined by employers in Virginia. The Central Virginia Transition Council has identified school and home activities to address these skills for students at all age levels. http://www.jmu.edu/ttac/WorkplaceReadiness.shtml

Jump into Vocational Exploration (JIVE) is a situational assessment program for area students with more significant disabilities at James Madison University. Pre-service teachers assess the high school student. http://www.jmu.edu/ttac/wm_library/JIVEHandbook2009_final_8-09.pdf

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center: http://www.nsttac.org/

Division on Career Development and Transition, Council for Exceptional Children: http://www.dcdt.org/ or the Virginia Chapter: http://www.vadcdt.org/

Virginia Department of Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/transition_svcs/index.shtml


John McNaught