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Transition for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

“A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive team planning that is driven by the dreams, desires and abilities of youth. A transition plan provides the basic structure for preparing an individual to live, work and play in the community, as fully and independently as possible.”

Parent Tips for Transition Planning, PACER Center

Transition services are activities that prepare students to move from school to postschool life. Success along the way begins with getting the right supports in place - building the right relationships, accessing the appropriate tools. The resources below offer a range of information to support a person’s learning, living, and working needs in the transition process.

Two photos: one of Michelle smiling, and one with her hugging her guide dog, Tonne.

Yes We Can!

Journey Towards Independence

A new, interactive video series

Experience how supports and resources including the Expanded Core Curriculum have played a vital role in the life of an adult who is Deafblind. Join Michelle and her guide dog, Tonne, in this video series as she walks viewers through some of her life experiences at home, school and work with an opportunity to engage in dialogue along the way.

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Where’s a good place to start?

Research shows that early transition planning leads to better results for the individual whether that be with employment or other post-school options. Explore Resource Centers that support best practice in transition planning and successful transition outcomes.

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Where can I find partners in the process?

Preparing for life beyond the classroom includes understanding what resources exist. Review information on these statewide services that support transition into adulthood.

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What tools will be helpful along the way?

Building an individualized plan for transition means understanding what a student needs. Check out these tools that support assessment and planning to support the unique needs of students.

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