Ages 14 & 15

Transition Planning 


  • Allow as much independence as possible; assign responsibility for certain chores to help instill a positive work ethic.
  • Give relationships and friendships priority, including friendships with peers without disabilities. The relationships can help build bridges to potential jobs, volunteer opportunities, and a range of community activities. Relationships also help us grow and learn about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Provide opportunities to see people at work in different settings.
  • Talk about the value of work and teach behaviors that  develop employment potential.
  • Teach money management skills, along with shopping experiences and banking skills.
  • Promote appropriate behavior at home and in social situations.
  • Provide opportunities to make choices and decisions, to  explore and take risks, and to learn from experiences of  success and failure.
  • Assist in good grooming skills and emphasize the importance  of physical fitness.
  • Think about volunteer job opportunities in the community,  paper routes, or other ways to develop job skills.
  • Attend parent workshops on Transition to become informed about the process of Transition Planning
  • Help your child to become a self-advocate.
  • What is required to happen while students are still in special education? Find out all about Massachusetts laws regarding transition goals and transition services.

Transition Timeline (Arc Mass)

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