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Accommodation and Compliance: Transition/Youth

Introduction

Transition services are intended to prepare students to move forward from the world of school to the world of adulthood. Transition planning begins during high school at the latest, but is required by law under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) to start by the time the student is 16 years of age. The planning for transition involves teachers, parents, and students. Postsecondary goals and the need for transition services will be considered, as well as areas of interest to the student, such as postsecondary education or vocational training, employment, independent living, and community participation.

 

Young people graduating from high school and moving into adulthood often face difficulty when making this transition. Young people with disabilities can have added difficulty with issues such as: finding employment, disclosing disability to employers, seeking accommodations in college and in the workplace, and getting necessary supports.

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