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