The ultimate goal of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD), Special Education Department is the successful transition of all students from school to post-school activities - whether postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.
Transition planning is the foundation for IEP planning process. The purpose of this document is to assist all stakeholders (students, teachers, families, and other school personnel) in developing and implementing the Transition IEP and transition planning throughout the secondary years.
The Transition Assessment Library is a systematic tool created to assist teachers with post-secondary planning. Developed by the WISD Transition Coordinator, it categorizes age appropriate assessments based on three main variables; the domain topic area you are assessing (education/training, employment, and independent living), school age level of the student (middle school, high school, and post-high school), and disability.
Assessments included in the library have been either authentically created assessments in the form of downloadable files, are available to take online, or those of which will be offered for checkout through the WISD Transition Coordinator.
Tuesday's Transition Tips for Teachers is a weekly email for teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and vocational rehabilitation staff. "Tip" topics include quality and compliant Transition IEPs, transition assessments, drop-out prevention strategies, work-based learning, academic and life skill instruction, family involvement, working with Vocational Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and much, much more.
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