What is Transition?
Transition is a process designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve their postsecondary goals in the areas of education, employment and adult living. Barbers Hill Special Services support students whether they are transitioning from grade to grade, level to level or high school to college/employment. Through transition planning, annual goals and academic and functional skills are established to facilitate progress towards a student's postsecondary goal.
Federal and State
Federal law states the beginning of transition planning and first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16 (State law states age 14), or younger. When your child is 14, Barbers Hill ISD begins formally addressing transition in the IEP process.
Career Planning Resources
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is for you, the student in Texas public schools, who may have received special education services due to a disability.
Transition and Employment Guide 2022
Transition and Employment Guide 2022 (Spanish)
TWS - Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Students with Disabilities
TWS - Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Students with Disabilities (Spanish)
TWS - Vocational Rehabilitation Services - What Comes After High School
TWS - Vocational Rehabilitation Services - What Comes After High School (Spanish)
Let’s Get Started…
Here are some important resources to use in order to help you prepare for transition and accomplish your post-secondary goals. Please click on each link for further information.
Post-Secondary Education Information
Center for Independent Living
Day/Habilitation/Career Learning Center Information