Transition Planning

Transition planning is an outcome oriented process which is designed to promote success in the post school environment.

Planning is student-centered and based on the individual student's needs, preferences and interests.

Who might need Transition Planning? 

    • -Any at risk youth that would benefit from additional support.
    • -Students who have required individualization in their educational programming such as an ILP.
    • -Families looking to create a collaborative plan for the future. 

The Transition Planning Process Should:

    • -Begin at age 14.
    • -Involve the student as much as possible in setting personal goals and setting a plan of action.
    • -Reflect the strengths, skills, interests and needs of the student.
    • -Identify realistic outcomes for work, further education or community living that are attainable given appropriate supports.
    • -Provide critical information for developing appropriate IPP goals and objectives, including current assessment.
    • -Define actions needed to help the student achieve their goals. 

Long-term Outcomes

Employment
Working, volunteering and job shadowing during the final school years can help determine a student's motivation and interest through career exploration and goal setting.
Continuing Education
Exploring various opportunities for continuing education through post secondary and other learning environments.
Living Arrangements
Explores the student's goals for living arrangements as well as personal management, social interaction and self-care skills.
Community/Leisure
Supporting students in exploring a variety of actions and activities is a meaningful way to promote friendships and health.

For more information on Transition Planning, please contact us, by phone (403)603-3232 or toll free 1-866-507-6277