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About this process...
Helping your students' transition planning process
Students with disabilities and their families often wonder about life after graduation and what supports will be available when school services end. The transition planning process is designed to answer these questions. In Texas, transition must be addressed in the IEP by a student’s 14th birthday (TEC §29.0111).

Our transition planning specialists work with your schools to ensure that all of your students with disabilities have access to the best possible transition planning that also meets legal requirements. We offer support, professional development, resources, products, and updates related to the transition planning process.
  • Texas Transition and Employment Guide: (English)
  • Texas Transition and Employment Guide: (Spanish)
Agency Resources...
VR Office Locator
  • Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) is a partner within the Texas Workforce System to support job seekers with disabilities as they prepare for, obtain, maintain, or advance in competitive integrated employment.
211 Texas Connecting People and Services
  • Find help to find resources for food, health, housing, and more.
Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities Directory
  • Individuals with disabilities who are on the waiting list for Medicaid waiver do have options while they wait.  For access to funding through General Revenue  (GR) services and Community First Choice (CFC), please reach out to the LIDDA.
Educator Resources...
Student Centered Transitions Network
  • Creating new pathways to a successful adult life for students with disabilities.
Graduation Resources...
  • ARD Committee Decision Making Guide for Determining Graduation Type Codes for students receiving Special Education Services.
  • Graduation Toolkit
SPP 13...
  • Training and technical assistance are provided to district transition contacts and vocational adjustment coordinators in the development and implementation of effective transition services and inter-agency collaboration. Free bimonthly meetings are provided during the school year to inform district personnel of changes in federal and state regulations, update district personnel on agency services, and to present effective practices that enhance the transition planning process
SPP 14...
  • SPP Indicator 14 is related to Post-School Outcomes and measures the “percent of youth who had IEPs, are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of post-secondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school.”
Frequently Asked Questions about SPP14
What are postschool outcome data?
  • Postschool outcome (PSO) data provide a picture of life after high school for former special education students in relation to post-secondary education and employment. Positive post-school outcomes involve some level of “engagement” after high school, meaning that former students are continuing their education or have secured employment. PSO data are collected not only for state and federal reporting but for continuous programmatic improvement.
How can PSO data inform practice?
  • School staff and other stakeholders use PSO data to inform practice around transition services including instruction, development of transition plans, activities, and agency collaboration. The goal is to increase engagement outcomes and decrease non-engagement.
  • PSO data are also tied to the Local Education Agency (LEA) Application for Federal Funds for Special Education. School districts must develop a plan to maintain or improve PSO in their application.
How are PSO data collected?
  • To gather PSO data, a vendor on behalf of TEA conducts a survey each year, reaching out to former students one year after they exited high school. SCTN offers technical support to school districts as they conduct the Post-School Outcomes Survey, and provides state and district-level data reports after the survey closes.
Transition Resources...
  • This website was designed for all your transition needs in mind, whether you are a student with a disability, a parent, or an educator.  You will notice different sections of the website devoted to each of the essential stakeholders.
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) transition page offers information about transition from school to post-school settings.
  • This website is a project of the Texas Education Agency that was created by parents, for parents.  It is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.
  • Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.
  • This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs.  It is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources and links to services within the state of Texas.
  • NTACT's purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities graduate and be prepared for post-secondary education and employment.
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