What is the "transition process?"
Hands & Voices describes the transition process as:
- progression of a student from high school education to independent living, post-secondary education, or career readiness
- identifying a student's:
- needs in order to become a successful adult and contributing member of society
- involves planning and education by a team that includes:
- educational professionals
- adult service agencies
- community members
- required by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) as part of the planning included in a student's IEP (Individual Education Plan) by the age of 14
Hands & Voices offers a free Post-Secondary Transition On-Line Module for Parents and Their Teens
The Transition in Texas website is a project of the Texas Secondary Transition/Post-School Results Network in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.
- provides information about secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their post-secondary goals. Information includes resources for students, parents, and educators.
- Waives tuition and tuition-based fees at Texas state supported colleges and universities
- available to Texas residents who have an unaided 55 dB (or aided 30 dB) average or greater hearing loss in their better ear
Find out more about the Texas Tuition Waiver program and the form to apply Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver (CODTW)