Transition Planning Checklist for Parents and Guardians
- For Elementary grades (PPCD-grade 5) -Request Child's name be placed on Medicaid Waiver Interest List. Contact Bluebonnet Trails (Guadalupe) County residents at (830) 303-6644 AACOG Alamo Area Council of Governments (Bexar County) residents (210) 385-7157 or the ARC of San Antonio at (210) 490-4300
- For Elementary, Junior High, and High School grades (PPCD-grade 12)-Attend parent training sessions for community resource information with the ARC of SA.
- For Junior High grades (Age 14)- In the state of Texas, transition begins on or before the age of 14. Students are invited to attend Admission, Review, Dismissal ARD meetings, in order to prepare for their initial transition for post-secondary planning. Parents/guardians will receive a letter at the beginning of the school year, which provides information about transition. Students are given career preference and interest inventories beginning in 8th grade or by the age of 14 and throughout high school.
- For Junior High and High School grades (Grade 8-12)-Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Workforce Solutions formally known as DARS encourages all parents to; "Participate in Child's ARD and Transition Planning meetings. Plan today for educational/training/ and employment arrangements with tomorrow in mind."
- For High School grades (Grades 9-12)-Decide whether to obtain guardianship or power of attorney when child becomes the "age of Majority" (age 17). The process for guardianship requires a fee, so contact outside agency supports services below to begin the process as soon as possible.
Texas Project FIRST, Families, Information, Resources,
Support and Training Information, a project of family to family network, Texas Education Agency and Region 20 Education Service Center
A website created by parents for parents of students receiving special educations services
The Legal Framework for the child Centered Special Education Process can by found at www.esc20.net or click on the link below for more information
Texas Workforce Solutions, TVRC formally known as DARS, can provide information pertaining to vocational services, employment information, and evaluations.
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services office number