The Transition program is an optional program that services students who are 18-21 and have an IEP and an intellectual disability. The Transition program focuses on building skills in three areas: life skills, job skills and independence skills. Students who qualify for Transition should have completed all of their required high school credits and it has been determined that the student is in need of services and one or more of those three areas.
Students in Transition will continue to have their IEP until they either age out, at the age of 21, or it is determined that the student no longer needs Transition. It is the ultimate goal for a student to graduate as soon as possible, so students only need to participate in Transition as long as they need. Students will continue to receive related services, such as speech and language, OT, PT, mental health and social emotional. However, it is the goal of Transition to phase out these services to connect students with outside services that they can continue receiving services once they have finished with Transition. Most students in Transition should be on the waitlist for North Metro Community Services.