• Mrs. Erin Thornes - Transition Support Teach

Transition Planning Services

Transition planning and services are required by federal law (IDEA 2004) and Pennsylvania regulations (Chapter 14) to be addressed in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the student in the year in which the student turns 14 years of age. Transition should be conceptualized as a bridge between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including participation in post-secondary education or training, employment, and community living. These three areas are often referred to as "post-school outcomes" and are the driving force behind Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) written for students in high school.

Transition planning involves a partnership between the student, the family, school-age services and program providers, post-school services and program providers, and local community members. Effective transition involves purposeful planning among all these entities. It entails recognizing the student's current strengths, interests, preferences, and needs, and then identifying what services and supports he or she will need to achieve future success.

MCPS and MD Transition Information  

Maryland Secondary Transition Planning Guide 2019

Guía de Planificación de Transición para Personas con Discapacidades

MCPS Transition Services   

Career and Technology Education (CTE) in Maryland

Parent Guide to Special Education in MCPS  

MD Transition Website  

MCPS College and Career Website 

Maryland Transitioning Youth Newsletter  

Community Agencies and Resources    

Cornerstone Montgomery

Department of Rehabilitation Services, DORS   

Montgomery Works, MW  

Montgomery County MD Disability Network Directory  

Maryland Workforce Exchange         

Postsecondary Information  

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities

ACT, Services for Students with Disabilities  

Montgomery College Disability Support Services  

Preparing for College:  An Online Tutorial