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Transition Resources for Parents

Transition services are intended to prepare students to move from the world of school to the world of adulthood.  IDEA requires that transition planning start by the time the student reaches age 16.  Dysart begins the IEP transition process with the student's first high school IEP or at age 16, whichever comes first.  Transition planning takes place as part of developing the student's Individualized Education Plan.  In transition planning, the IEP team considers areas such as postsecondary education, employment, independent living, and community participation.  Transition services are based on the student's needs and must take into account his or her preferences and interests.

Transition Articles and Information Resources:

Transfer of Rights at Age of Majority Informational Brochure
Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities


Ability 360
SARRC Services for Teens
Brain Injury Alliance Arizona
Dept. of Developmental Disabilities
Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
Raising Special Kids
Arizona Dept. of Economic Security Homepage

Apprenticeship Opportunities:

AZ Dept. of Economic Security Apprenticeships
Gateway Community College Apprenticeships

Community College Information:

Rio Salado College
Estrella Mountain College
Gateway Community College
Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix College
Scottsdale Community College

University Information:

Colorado Mesa University
Grand Canyon University (GCU)
Northern Arizona University (NAU)
University of Arizona

Trade and Vocational School Information:

West - MEC (Maricopa Education Center)
DeVry - Glendale
UTI - Universal Technical Institute
RSI - Refrigeration School, Inc.

Military Information:

Selective Service Online Registration (17 - 25)
Military Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Practice Exam

Volunteer Programs:

Zoo Teens Volunteer Program
Wildlife World Zoo Volunteer Program
Humane Society Volunteer Program
Teen Lifeline Volunteer Program
Hospice of the Valley Teen Volunteer Program