Adult Agencies and Organizations
- Help with Transition
- Free Annual Fair
- Independent Living
- Post-Sec. Education
- COVID19 - Transition Instruction Helps
There are two types of supports involved in helping families with their student's transition to adulthood - those inside of school and those outside of school.
Inside schools, teachers begin actively working on transition plans when students turn 14 years old. Working with parent and student, teachers update the proposal for the transition plan as they annually develop the proposed IEP/504. IEP/504 Meetings become a time for the team to review, refine, and improve them as more is learned about the student, their abilities, and the possibilities.
Outside of school, agencies and organizations can become teammates involved with students at different times during a student's education. However, parents & guardians must reach out and apply for their services. This is why we maintain our Agencies & Organizations page and list of Agencies & Organizations Supporting Transition to Adulthood (with recommended ages to initiate services) in our Transition information. As students are connected with agencies, parents may want them to attend their student's IEP.
Again, parents & guardians must reach out and apply for services.
Please look at the Agencies & Organizations information and contact them.
The most successful transitions involve the agencies and organizations working with the student before they finish school and engage their supports without any delays after aging out or graduation. The desire is to help them into employment, post-secondary education, and independent living seamlessly.
This is why Davis School District sponsors an annual DSD 504 & Special Education Transition to Adulthood Fair -
a night to meet many agencies and organizations in one place at one time. Please select the link and learn more about this.
Our next DSD Transition Fair will be held in-person
(Trying for) Thursday, March 9, 2023, 5-8 p.m.
Watch for emails about webinars and pre-registration leading up to the event.
If you can't wait to hear, then email us with the subject line "Transition Information Request."
Save the date to meet the people, agencies, and organizations who can help you and your student to succeed with Employment, Further Training & Education, and Independent Living needs!
If you have questions, people, or organizations to suggest for our next Transition Fair, please Email Us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every year, Davis School District (DSD) annually sponsors a free 504 & Special Education Transition Fair to help parents, guardians, and students meet and become familiar with the help different agencies and organizations can provide. The 2021 Transition Fair will be virtual through our website. For more information please select this link DSD Transition Fair and pre-register. Further information will be distributed to teachers and parents during the coming school year. We invite everyone to attend and meet face-to-face with agencies and organizations to learn what would be helpful for them.
We maintain a list all-year round with those agencies and organizations that participated in the last Transition Fair. That list is found below.
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The term "Transition" will be heard often during the time your student is in secondary special education. It is the term meant to say, "What instruction, assessment, activities, and outside agencies will be used to help the student transition from being a DSD student, graduate with a diploma or receive a "Certificate of Completion," and then enter their roles as adults?"
This is a process. It's a bridge that we build to help the student cross over to their adulthood. The time to start building this bridge is when the student turns 14 years-old. Your student's teachers, this Transition to Adulthood website, and our annual DSD SpEd and 504 Transition Fair help to make this process as effective as possible.
To learn more, please see our Transition to Adulthood main page.
Independent Living refers to skills a person needs to function independently in life, and may include such areas as cooking, transportation, budgeting, safety, technology, housing, time management, social skills, etc. While different disabilities and needs may require this to be individualized, each person has opportunity to be as independent as possible in all areas they can be.
Select this link to learn more about Independent Living.
Post-Secondary Education looks at what learning setting a student will participate in after receiving their high school Diploma or a Certificate of Completion.
Transition planning for Post-Secondary Education refers to skills and preparation needed to attend a variety of post-secondary education settings (universities, community colleges, technical school, military, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, etc.). A common misconception is that this domain only refers to gong to a 4-year university. These skills may be in areas such as choosing a major, class selection, assignment completion, test-taking, organization, study skills, following directions, etc. All students with disabilities can and should attend some form of post-secondary education/training!
For more information about transition planning for Post-Secondary Education, please select the link.
Transition planning for employment covers skills necessary for many levels of employment, such as:
- Competitive Employment
- Customized Employment, and
- Supported Employment.
These skills may be in areas such as career exploration, interest inventories, job-matching, applying for jobs, building a portfolio, being on-time, following directions, associating with colleagues, job-specific skills, work-kits, etc. depending on the student's readiness and level of supports needed.
For more information about transition planning for employment, select this link.
Vocational Rehabilitation is often an agency that helps with employment and post-secondary education. Their information can be found under Help with Transition (Agencies and Organizations).
During the COVID19 Pandemic, much we are doing has shifted to online instruction and resources. Our Transition Instructional Resources lists on-line learning resources that are available during this time to help. These resources have been collected primarily through national Transition networks to help during this crisis. We cannot officially recommend any one resource over another. They are available at this time, though after this crisis they may require a fee from individuals. Please take a look.