Family Transition Training

Definition: The school provides and engages families in multiple transition-related training opportunities in a variety of formats.


  • Introductory training
  • Multiple formats for training (in-person, online, printed materials, video, audio)

Introductory reading

Introduction to Transition from the Center for Parent Information and Resources

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs from the website

High School Is a Big Thing (PDF, 2 pages, 2014). Two-page flyer on preparing for an IEP meeting about transition from high school, from the NH Parent Information Center.

Key terms in special education from the Center for Parent Information and Resources

Legal basis for transition process: Transition Law page on this site

Transition Guides

The Life After High School Transition Tool Kit (PDF, 77 pages, 2014), from NH’s Parent Information Center, helps families and youth who have an Individualized  Education Program (IEP) learn about the transition planning process.

Timeline of transition activities from birth to age 22, from Oklahoma (PDF, 31 pages, 2015; or MSWord)

Transition… Getting from Here to There (PDF, 42 pages, 2005), developed by the NH area agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities.

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (PDF, 62 pages, 2017) is a comprehensive overview of how state, local school districts and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) work together with students and families to plan for the future. It links elements of good transition planning back to the related legislation. From the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services U.S. Department of Education.


Understanding the New Vision for Career Development: The Role of Family (PDF, 12 pages, 2014) introduces a new way of looking at career development for youth.  It discusses three phases of career development: self exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management. From the National Collaborative on Workforce Development for Youth (NCWD/Youth).

Interactive format

Online Parenting Coach. User-friendly, well-designed and full of good ideas.  You choose the challenge (e.g., making friends, staying organized) and the grade, click a button and you’re in. From

Updated 1-23-2017

Link check 12-20-16