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The ESC-20 Transition program serves parents, families and educators by offering resources and training on federal and state guidelines for transition services.  Staff development and technical assistance are available to support districts, charters, families, and community agencies in achieving student success as students move towards high school graduation and beyond. 

Training is designed to address the full range of student and district needs which include, but are not limited to: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), transition planning, Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, transition assessments, post-secondary goals, self-determination, as well as information from state and local agencies. 

IDEA was reauthorized in 2004 putting into place a system for students with disabilities to be successful after the completion of high school. IDEA requires transition services be in place  as part of the IEP, prior to the child's 16th birthday.  In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1788 changing the required age for transition planning to age 14 for all students residing in Texas. In order for students to insure they select the courses needed to meet their post secondary goals, transition planning typically begins during the student middle school years. 


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Transition in Texas

The Transition in Texas website is a project of the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.   The network is comprised of representatives from each of the 20 Education Service Centers in Texas.

Parent Companion

A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age. You are not alone. We can help.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) transition page offers information about transition from school settings to post-school settings.

Texas OnCourse

Deciding what to do after high school and how to do it can be confusing.  Texas onCourse empowers you to make decisions that will help you, your child, or your student succeed after high school.

Created by parents, for parents...
this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & 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 and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

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 prepared for success in post-secondary education and employment.

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