Story: Youth Engagement in Transition Planning

In by Paige Haberkorn

Here's a Quick Story

“He started going to his IEP meetings when he was in 5th grade. He didn’t sit there for the whole time. I didn’t want him sitting there for the whole time. He would take an index card and, before the meeting, he would write down what his strengths were, what his needs were, and then what his goals were. In 6th grade, his goals were to talk to girls. And he’d read those at his IEP meetings, he was prepared that way. When he was 12, we went to one of our first transition fairs, and he heard someone from Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) speaking and he loved it. Then he decided that’s what he wanted to do. Go to CCAC.”

Family of transition-age youth