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Transition Planning

Secondary Transition




The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) defines Secondary Transition or “transition services” 34 CFR §300.43 as a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that:

Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student with a disability to facilitate the student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment); continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;


Is based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account the student’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and



Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

For additional information, please contact Penni Anderson, Special Education Vocational Supervisor, at 281-604-7859 or


Additional Resources

Transition in Texas Website:

The purpose of the website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals.  On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources, including a Transition and Employment Guide.


Texas Project First Website:

Created by parents, for parents... This web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities. 


Transition of DARS Programs and Functions:

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has created a new resource that will provide the latest information on activities and news related to the transfer of DARS programs and services to the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.


 Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special health care needs:

This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.