Transition
The ESC-20 Transition program serves parents, families and educators by offering resources and training on federal and state guidelines for transition services.  Staff develop and technical assistance are available to support districts, charters, families, and community agencies in achieving student success as the 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, state and local agencies. 

IDEA  was reauthorized in 2004 and put in place a system with disabilities be successful after the completion of high school. Currently IDEA requires transition services to be included as part of the IEP as a child turns 16.  In 2011 the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1788 which changed the required age for transition planning to age 14 in Texas.  This means students typically begin planning their high school courses of study in their 7th and 8th grade year in order to ensure they have the right courses needed to go on to college or work.