Transition Services

Transition Services

Transition services help prepare students with disabilities for life beyond school. This course details all key aspects of effective transition planning. Statistics show that, compared with non-disabled peers, students with disabilities are more likely to have lower wages and higher rates of unemployment. However, schools that provide effective transition support can significantly improve a student’s chances to succeed in life. According to IDEA, transition services must be included in the IEP. For students 16 and older, an Individual Transition Plan and Summary of Functional Performance are also required. This course concludes with transition best practices that will equip you to give your students the best transition guidance possible.

Course Authors
Gary Greene, PhD
Gary Greene, PhD, is a tenured full professor of special education at California State University, Long Beach, where he trains public school special education teachers in how to accommodate youth with special needs in general and special education classrooms. He has a strong background in teaching youth with disabilities, having worked as a resource specialist for 10 years in public schools. He also has an extensive list of publications and has conducted numerous local, state, national and international presentations on a variety of subjects related to special education.


29 minutes