Special Education

Transition Services

What is Transition?

Transition is a process designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve their postsecondary goals in the areas of education. employment and adult living. Through transition planning, annual goals and a coordinated set of activities focusing on both academic and functional skills are established to facilitate progress towards a student's postsecondary goals.

Federal and State

Law Federal law states that beginning no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16 (State law states age 14), or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include -Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independei living skills. The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals.

Transition Employment Services Designee


Linda Rye

Special Education Transition Specialist

Education Service Center
2610 N. Alexander
Baytown, TX  77520