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Secondary Transition

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Transition: Getting Ready to Exit High School

The process of assisting students as they prepare to exit high school is one that requires the involvement of lots of people: the student, his or her parents, teachers and or guidance counselors, and others, as needed.

The purpose of transition planning is to provide students with the services and supports they need to make a successful move into adult life. It's important to start planning early. (By law, schools must begin transition planning the year a student enters the eighth grade or turns fourteen, whichever comes first.)

Graduation Requirements Information A three-hour module located on the Florida Department of Education website describes the various high school completion options available to public school students in Florida. This course places specific emphasis on opportunities for students with disabilities. The module also provides additional resources for those who are interested in further information. http://pdportal.florida-ese.org/ You will need to create an account. Your email address and a password are the only requirements.

Progressive Abilities Support Services
Progressive Abilities Support Services (PASS) is a not-for-profit agency that was founded in November 2011 in Daytona Beach, FL and currently has four offices in Florida and Georgia. We work with individuals with disabilities who have registered with their state's Vocational Rehabilitation program and are looking for a little bit of extra help obtaining employment. We provide a one-on-one individualized supported employment program...

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability has a variety of resources some for students, others for parents. Check out Going to College, a website with information about college life designed for high school students with disabilities. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college. Check it out: Going to College.
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Florida Department of Education Graduation Requirements

Gateway Area High School Agency Matrix
FDLRS/Gateway area secondary transition agency information.

Project 10: Transition Education Network
"The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, hereinafter referred to as "Project 10," is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. Project 10 serves as the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education, specifically the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), and relevant school district personnel in addressing law and policy, effective practices, and research-based interventions in the area of transition services for youth with disabilities."

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