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Transition Services

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For questions about Transition Services and OCPS’ Transition Program contact:

Brandi Waugh
Transition Specialist


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VDOE Secondary Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

Mission Statement

To provide innovative, high-quality transition support services to students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for achieving successful post-secondary outcomes. Outcomes may include, but are not limited to, employment, post-secondary education or training, vocational training, and independent living. All services will be provided in a manner consistent with student-centered planning and will reflect the student’s unique characteristics, talents, interests, and desires.

Program Description

Transition services refers to those programs, activities, and services that are specifically designed to prepare and support students with disabilities in their transition from high school to adult roles.

This includes:

  •  Assisting students in identifying a post-secondary vision for themselves based upon their strengths, preferences, interests, and needs.
  • Assisting students in identifying their transition-related needs and in planning for their transition.
  • Providing instructional opportunities to students so that they may acquire skills necessary for adult life.
  • Providing opportunities for career awareness, career exploration, and the development of appropriate work behaviors and marketable job skills.
  • Facilitating linkages with adult services, vocational training, and post-secondary education providers.