Transition: Teacher/School Role

Teachers and support staff have the responsibility to coordinate activities that will help each student move into adult life.

They can:

  • Assist families and students to understand available options in school and those that may be available during adult life
  • Provide a curriculum that prepares students for post-high school education and adult life
  • Provide assessments of the student’s abilities, including current information from both general and special education teachers
  • Work with the student and his/her family to develop an educational plan that prepares the student to work and live in the community as independently as possible
  • Provide information about service agencies available in the community