Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

North Carolina

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

~~“Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that-- (1)Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
(2) Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences and interests; and includes—

(ii)Related services;
(iii)Community experiences;
(iv)The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and
(v)If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

(b)Transition services for children with disabilities may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction; or a related service, if required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.”

  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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