What are transition coordinating councils?
Local groups focused on helping you plan for life after high school. They meet regularly to share information and resources and to develop post-school opportunities. Ideally, transition coordinating councils…
- Engage youth and families to participate.
- Focus on supporting youth and families to transition to adult life.
- Hold meetings regularly.
- Are co-led by many people: people with disabilities, families, and professionals.
- Feature guest speakers to help everyone learn.
- Facilitate networking so that people can build trusting relationships.
- Hold meetings that focus on youth.
- Identify potential supports and services for transition.
Transition coordinating councils result in…
- Identifying the needs of youth in a geographic area.
- Learning from one another to improve transition services.
- Developing effective transition practices to meet you and your family’s wants and needs.
- Building awareness and partnerships with employers and the community.