Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service Special Education Manual Transition Chapter 10
~"Transition services" are meant to provide the necessary linkages between school services and post-school services. This includes linkages with other community or state agencies that may have a responsibility to provide services for students. Transition services are also meant to provide the necessary educational experiences so that students with disabilities do not drop out of school prior to completing a program that will help prepare students to work and live in the community.
The IEP for each student, beginning no later than age 16 (the IEPT can determine that transition services are needed at a younger age), should include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills, and a statement of the transition service needs of the student, updated annually, when recording the student's course of study 34 CFR 300.320(b)."
- Department of Education
- School-to-Work Transition