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Transitions for Students with Disabilities
Transitions for students with disabilities
Educational Transitions

According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary (2008), the word transition means, “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.” Everyone experiences transitions at different times throughout their days, weeks, years, and lives. Some transitions are much less invasive, while others, by their very nature, require much more planning and attention to work through. Transition means change and change can be difficult for many, but it can be considerably more challenging for children with disabilities and their families.

Careful planning for a significant transition is vital to the success of the change. In fact, planning for a child with a disability to transition from school life to adulthood is required by law to begin once ...

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