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Understanding the High School Transition Process for Parents

In order to gain positive outcomes for high school students with disabilities, parents must be informed of available resources, considered valued members of the planning team, and involved in the process as early as possible. This training will explain the transition process and offer suggestions for parents on how to support their young adult and plan for a meaningful future.


  • Understand and operationalize the definition of transition per IDEA and the elements included in a Transition IEP.
  • Utilize assessment information to inform the development of transition goals and services.
  • Learn ways to ensure positive student-focused transition outcomes.
  • Effectively plan for and facilitate student-led IEPs that promote independence and self-advocacy.

LCAP Priority Areas:

Parent Involvement: Encouraging parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.,

Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency, and college and career preparedness.,

Student Engagement: Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.,

Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college & careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.

Statewide Performance Plan Indicators:

Indicator 1: Graduation 4 Year Rate,

Indicator 8: Parent Involvement,

Indicator 13: Secondary Transition


Any of our Regional Trainings can be given at your school site. These Site-Based Trainings are best suited for larger groups, and locations where a version of this training is not already scheduled.

Site-Based Trainings generally require a minimum of 10 participants at your school site. Should you wish to have a Site-Based Training, but do not have enough participants, the SELPA may be able to pair your LEA’s needs with other local SELPA Partners in order to offer the training at your site.

Contact your SELPA Program Specialist to discuss your professional learning needs, and to schedule any site-based trainings.

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