Transition Services

The Transition Services Department provides support and consultation for all transition-aged students (beginning at age 14) through their exit to adult services. We support with all transition components of IEP development such as: assessment, skill development targets, family input, inclusion of post-school goals, curricula and programming, and preparation of other mandated transition documents.

The Transition Services Department is a primary liaison to other stakeholders and support services throughout the transition process. This begins with ensuring that the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS), are included as part of student IEP meetings. Department staff will assist families in addressing other critical transition-related concerns such as: guardianship, social security benefits, application to DDD for adult services eligibility, and moving from a pediatric to adult healthcare system.

During the final years of school services, the Department, along with the student, family members, and educational team work together to move through the final process of identifying and accessing a post-school plan. This includes participation in needs assessment/determination of funding, working with DDD to identify an adult service provider, and, once a provider is identified, working with the designated personnel of that agency to support a successful transition for the student.

The Department can also support the transition needs of out-of-state students in conjunction with the referring district and designated state agencies.

More Information

For more information please contact Demi Caris, Program Associate Director at 401-274-6310 x 1050 or dcaris@grodencenter.org