Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Transition Fair for High School Students with Special Needs March 10th

Making the transition from high school to work and college can be challenging for any student.  For students with special needs, there is additional support needed and a variety of services designed to help those students and families.

DPS Programs for Exceptional Children will be hosting a Transition Fair on March 10, 2012 at the Staff Development Center at 2107 Hillandale Road.  The Transition Fair will provide students and their families with an opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of adult service providers and local college disability offices to gather needed information as they prepare for life after high school.  In addition to having agency displays, DPS will host training and informational sessions for parents and students on a variety of transition-related topics.  Contact Sarah Laughhunn, DPS Transition Specialist at 919-560-2689 for more information.

1 comment:

Donna Rewalt said...

Transition Planning for high school students with IEPs should occur in the IEP setting by age 14 according to North Carolina state law to ensure an early start. (Federal law requires this by age 16.) It is a very intentional process and specific elements can be put in place in high school to work toward this transition. There is a helpful guide to transition planning on the DPS website at http://www.dpsnc.net/images/pdf/exceptional-children-documents/A%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20the%20Process%20of%20Transition%20Services%20-8.5x11.pdf