For students with disabilities and their families, effective preparation for life after school requires careful planning, interagency collaboration and networking within the community. Transition under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guides the activities and processes by which Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams successfully move students from school environments and services to adult life and community based services. According to individual student needs, activities may include: instruction, employment, functional vocational evaluation, community experiences, activities of daily living and post-school activities.

If a student requires Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services to access their education, they are likely to require AT in areas of their life after high school. It's important to plan for the provision of devices, services and accommodations once public school supports and resources are no longer available. 

This module will examine various elements of Transition as they relate to the provision of AT devices and services.

You should be able to complete this training in approximately 45 minutes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand selected IDEA legal mandates for Transition and the implications for the provision of AT devices and services. 
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 different community resources for the provision of AT devices and services upon leaving public education.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 different resources to promote self-determination and self-advocacy as related to the provision and use of AT.