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Together, KP students, staff, and families work as a team to identify and create an action plan toward his/her post-secondary plans. You will find information on a variety of transition-related topics, including the transition planning process; postsecondary options; adult disability resources; and training materials. Please click on the active links and logos throughout this website for more information!
We hope you find this information useful as we all strive toward the ultimate goal of helping your student transition to a productive and meaningful adult life!
Please contact your child’s special education liaison or guidance counselor if you have specific questions about his or her transition plan.
Parents, please click here or on the tab to the left to learn about our KP Special Education Parent Advisory Council.
For questions about upcoming SEPAC trainings, or other transition-related content or resources on this web page, please contact Elena Varney.
Individualized, age-appropriate transition assessment is integral to the development of the IEP for students aged 14-22 and is required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Transition Assessment is:
Transition Assessment informs IEP goals and services to help students prepare for their postsecondary settings and demands.
Regardless of timing, the assessment information is used to further identify students’ visions; Transition Planning Form and IEP goals.
Any assessment that is conducted when a student on an IEP is aged 14-22 can be viewed as a transition assessment, in that it provides information which can be used to discern the student’s vision; understand the student’s needs, strengths, preference, and interests; and measure progress towards the acquisition of skills. Some examples include:
Because Transition Assessment information is embedded throughout the IEP, everyone is ultimately involved in the process. Team members provide and gather input from the whole village! This may include:
(1) DCDT Position Paper
(2) NSTTAC Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
(3) Transition Coalition Assessment Reviews
Thank you for all that you do to support our students with their academic, social and emotional learning; maximizing their independence; and taking action steps to reach their postsecondary goals!
To provide you with easy access to frequently used resources, the following links/pages are provided:
Click on the title to access each TRAX resource below:
KPMS Transition Assessment Form
See Transition Coordinator for the following Transition Assessment tools:
Some of your students may benefit from a self-referral to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for employment supports in adult life or internship opportunities as available during high school years.
If you are not sure if a student should be referred through a self-referral or a 688 referral, see the MRC Referral Flowchart.
This “MRC Self-Referral Toolkit” was created to help you inform students and families of the MRC services and complete the referral process. It includes active links to help you with each of the following:
This self-determination curriculum includes the PowerPoint and all supporting activities. Using the Transition Planning Form as a framework, the focus is on:
The curriculum can be used as a whole or for one or more of these 3 content areas.
SD Supporting Activities
Other Activities and Lessons
This Vocational Awareness curriculum includes the outline and supporting activities. The curriculum is intended to be sequential, from interest assessment, to interview skills and job-finding, although the activities may be pulled for any given student based on their point in the process. It is understood that these steps to vocational success may be differentiated to meet your students’ needs. Many additional methods and career exploration resources exist, so please see the Transition Coordinator if you cannot find what you are looking for, or if you would like help with differentiating instruction/materials.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: The OOH can help students find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Also use the active links, for each step of the career planning process referenced on our College & Career Planning guide, shown above.