Transition Services

What is Transition?

Transition is a change that focuses on a young adults’ dreams, goals, and interests for the future. Transition is the preparation of a sound bridge between the security of a school system and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead after leaving high school. There are many transitions one experiences throughout his or her lifetime: from beginning elementary school, moving onto middle school, graduating from high school, moving away from home, locating to a new city, to starting a family. Transitioning from high school and into the adult world can be one of the most critical and intimidating changes young adults face. The purpose of transition planning is for young adults and their families to be provided with the necessary support needed to develop an effective transition plan to smoothly transition from high school to life after high school.

During the transition process, the student, and their team of supporters, will carefully consider all viable and realistic options for the future. Together we will plan how the child and family envisions the student’s future after high school. There are many individuals involved in helping young adults with disabilities successfully transition from school to life, including the child, his or her family, the school, and people and agencies within the community. Transition is a process that happens over time.

De LaSalle Academy encompasses many transition services throughout your child’s high school career to assist in the transitioning of a student from high school to life after school. Transition services are a coordinated set of services that help students prepare for post-school life. Throughout high school, your child will be involved in specific transition related services and activities to help identify his or her goals, interests, preferences, and needs for the future.

Input is gathered via the student, his/her parents/guardians, his/her teachers, counselors, and therapists, by using formal and informal assessments and questionnaires, checklists, conversations, and observations. The information gathered is used to develop a Transition Plan that details the student’s realistic goals for the future and maps out steps to transition smoothly and successfully into life after high school.

De LaSalle Transition services will help students and their families in the following areas:
• Employment
• Post-secondary Education/Training
• Independent Living
• Leisure/Recreation/Community Participation

We look forward to partnering with our families to assist in building a sound bridge between high school and post-secondary life. Explore the pages below to acquire information and links to valuable resources that may assist in transitioning your child.

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