Career and Education Counseling is Part of a Successful Transition

Career and Education Counseling is part of a successful transition. Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for an individual with a disability based on his or her interests, strengths and life goals. It includes all aspects of education, related services, community experiences and training for post-school living objectives. It also includes managing accommodations to overcome disabilities that might otherwise hinder success in one’s career and in life.
Every student can benefit from career and education counseling. Education and Career Counselings helps you to define your goals, discover a ready path to achievement, and gives you the support you need to get there.
Transition Services are required by Law for students with IEPs in public schools. From IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:
 (34) TRANSITION SERVICES. —The term “transition services” means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that— (A) is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation; (B) is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and (C) includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation. (Section 602)
To learn more about Transition Services to Adult Living laws and requirements, please avail yourself of these resources:  Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide. This resource, prepared by California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) was completed at the California Institute on Human Services, Sonoma State University. CalSTAT is a specially contracted project (No. 0127) of the Special Education Division of the California Department of Education (CDE), . CalSTAT is supported by federal funds received from the CDE. To download a free of this Resource Guide, go to the CalSTAT Publications website: www.calstat.org.