D128 Transition Pathways


904B S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL

Transition Services

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law requiring public schools districts to provide access to individualized, free and appropriate public education planning and services for students with disabilities. The law systemically acknowledges that students with significant disabilities may require services that extend past the traditional 9th-12th grade model. Transition services provide explicit instruction and linkages to the student’s communities to improve their educational, functional, and vocational readiness to become as independently successful as possible.

Who is Eligible?

  • Student has an active individualize education plan (IEP)
  • Student has met all high school graduation requirements
  • Student has deferred accepting their high school diploma and exiting special education services
  • Student demonstrates adaptive needs for specially designed insturction in the areas of daily living skills, vocational training, and/or post-secondary educational readiness, and/or accessing their community
  • The IEP team determines that the student requires extended transition services to meet their post-secondary outcomes