Continuum Services and Transition Planning
Continuum of Services
Uplift Education offers a full Continuum of Special Education Services to meet individual student's needs. IDEA states that students with disabilities should only be removed from general education when they are unable to make satisfactory progress in general education with supplementary aids and services.
The ARD/IEP Committee determines the least restrictive environment and services needed to meet the needs of a student which is documented in the students Individualized Education Program. Schools may utilize a variety of combinations of special education supports and services to serve students with disabilities in general education settings and to promote meaningful access, participation and progress in the general curriculum.
Transition is a part of life. It happens when we are born, learn to walk and talk, go to school, learn to drive, graduate from high school, get a job, go to college, etc. As parents we experience transitions as our children grow, develop and become adults.
As a parent of a child with a disability, the Federal Government, through IDEA, has mandated how a school addresses the transition process. Transition is an outcome oriented process planning for and guiding a child with a disability into the adult world.
Areas that are addressed are education/training, employment and independent living. The goal is to equip the student through training and support to be as independent as possible. This is a very individualized process and starts with the ARD.
There are many post-secondary outcomes for a student with disabilities. Outcomes can include college, trade school, on the job training, full time or part time employment, living independently, living at home with parents, and/or independent living with supports from outside agencies. The post-secondary outcome is based on age appropriate transition assessments, including school/classroom assessments, as well as the goals and desires expressed by the student and/or the student’s parents.
Uplift Education is committed to supporting both the student and the families through this transition process. This website will be updated to include new resources or trainings that become available.
- A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment
- Texas Transition and Employment Guide
- Transition Planning: A Parent's Guide
- Transition Planning: A Parent's Guide (Spanish)
- College Guide for Students with Disabilities