Transition Services

Rhode Island

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
(3) Includes —
(i) Instruction;
(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 provision of functional vocational evaluation.
Transition services for children with disabilities may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction, or related services, if required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.  (RI Regulations 300.43)”

  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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