MCPS Transition Services
What are “transition services?”
Transition services are services provided to special education students, beginning at age 14 (and sometimes younger), to facilitate a smooth transition from school to post-school activities.
What types of activities and services are offered by MCPS to facilitate a smooth transition?
Transition Services are coordinated, results-oriented activities, based on your child’s needs. Transition activities include (but are not limited to) postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and/or community participation. The activities selected for your child should take into account your child’s strengths, preferences and interests. This chart details the MCPS Transition Services programs that are available to students with disabilities who receive special education.
Who coordinates the delivery of MCPS transition services?
Transition services are coordinated by a transition support teacher (TST) in MCPS. These services may be delivered through direct or indirect (consultative) support. You can find the transition support teacher at your child's school here.
When do transition services from MCPS end?
MCPS transition services terminate when your child reaches the age of 21, or when your child earns a high school diploma, whichever happens earlier.
Where can I find basic information about MCPS transition services?
MCPS provides basic information about transition services on their Transition Services Office web page and in their Transition Services Booklet. Each year, beginning in September, the Transition Services Office offers a series of five workshops called the MCPS Transition Information for Parents and Students (TIPS), that provides essential transition planning information on adult services; Montgomery College; post-secondary education; integrated employment and vocational training; and independent living, community participation, and continuing and adult education.
Which local organizations and colleges provide support programs for students on the autism spectrum?
Organization: College Living Experience (CLE)
Where can I find information about colleges throughout the country that offer support programs to students on the autism spectrum?Support Programs for College Students on the Autism Spectrum
Are there any local organizations that support autistic adults living independently after they exit school-based services?
Organization: Integrated Living Opportunities
Organization: Main Street Connect
Where can I find information about employment training for students on the autism spectrum?
Organization: Franklin Apprenticeships
Organization: Project SEARCH