Secondary Education and Services
The transition-to-adulthood process begins in Indiana at age 14. At that point or in their 8th grade year, students with a disability who have an individualized education program (IEP) and their support teams begin focusing on the student's post-school education, employment, and independent living goals.
Those goals form the core of the student's Transition IEP, which is really a blueprint for what the student will learn, the type of job a student might want, and where the student will live after high school. Building on that Transition IEP each year can involve a variety of activities, services, and experiences depending upon the student's individual interests and needs.
What We Do
The Center on Community Living and Careers helps improve the transition process for Indiana students by providing training, resources, information, and supports to:
- those involved in education: middle and high school educators, administrators, transition coordinators, academic advisors, students, and their families
- those involved in employment: community employment providers, employment specialists and consultants, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation staff, students and young adult job seekers, and their families
For more information about secondary transition services, contact the Indiana Secondary Resource Center team at the Center on Community Living and Careers. Email us at INSTRC@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-6508.