• Transition Activities Timeline
     
     
    Below is a list of various transition activities that may or may not be beneficial for each student. If you have any questions regarding these activities, please contact the transition specialists at your home school. If any of the mentioned activities request or require payment, Valley View School District is not responsible for payment of those amounts, unless designated in the student’s IEP.

    Important Transition Planning Discussions
    • Planning for medical care
    • Planning for housing
    • Planning for education
    • Planning for finances
    • Planning for employment
    • Planning for recreation/leisure

     
    8th Grade
    • Participate in Annual Review (Transition plan will be reviewed and updated)
    • Attend Transition Conference at Joliet Junior College (spring)
    • Attend VVSD Transition Nights
    • Continue reinforcing advocacy, self-help, and independent living skills
    • Explore SSI and health care benefits (if applicable)
    • Explore Living Will Trusts (if applicable)
    • Obtain or locate Social Security card
    • Investigate community services in the area and research services that are provided

     
    9th Grade
    • Participate in annual review (Transition plan will be student lead)
    • Complete student questionnaire/interest inventory with case manager
    • Complete Casey Life Skills Assessment
    • Create a portfolio through career cruising-matchmaker
    • Review results of all assessments and high school elective options. What does the student want to do after high school? 
    • Attend Transition Conference at Joliet Junior College (spring)
    • Attend VVSD Transition Night
    • Continue reinforcing advocacy, self-help, and independent living skills
    • Explore SSI and health care benefits (if applicable)
    • Explore and establish Living Will Trusts (if applicable)
    • Investigate career training centers, school-based vocational training, or community-based work training experiences
    • Obtain information about driver’s education 
    • Begin application process for group homes or other supported living arraignments/Prioritization for Urgency of Needs for Services-PUNS (if applicable)

     
    10th Grade
    • Participate in annual review (Transition plan will be student lead)
    • Update student questionnaire
    • Update career cruising portfolio-career exploration
    • Attend Transition Conference at Joliet Junior College (Spring)
    • Attend VVSD Transition Parent Night
    • Continue reinforcing advocacy, self-help, and independent living skills
    • Explore SSI and health care benefits (if applicable)
    • Investigate or consider obtaining employment or enrolling in vocational education classes offered in high school
    • Investigate service providers and possible linkages in the community
    • Obtain driver’s license or State ID
    • Explore and research post-secondary education (college, junior college, military, etc…) and attend College Night or college visits
    • Research testing needed for post-secondary education
    • Apply for Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) STEP referral
    • Identify students needing vocational training
    • If desired, begin seeking part-time job employment
    • Plan Test
    • Continue to review results of all assessments

     
    11th Grade
    • Participate in annual review (Transition plan will be student lead)
    • Update student questionnaire with case manager
    • Update career cruising portfolio-college search
    • Participate in National Mentoring Day
    • Attend Transition Conference at Joliet Junior College (spring)
    • Attend VVSD Transition Parent Night
    • Continue reinforcing advocacy, self-help, and independent living skills
    • Explore SSI and health care benefits and the effects of employment (if applicable)
    • Explore and establish Living Will Trusts (if applicable)
    • If desired, begin seeking part time employment
    • Visit alternate housing options, such as group homes, supported apartments, etc…(if applicable)
    • Apply for and participate in PSAE/ACT or other post-secondary exams
    • Explore and research post-secondary education (college, junior college, military, etc…) and attend College Night or college visits
    • Apply for post-secondary education opportunities
    • Contact Disability Service Offices at post-secondary colleges/school
    • Research and gain information about the Transfer of Rights (Age of Majority) at age 18
    • Apply for Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) STEP referral
    • Identify students needing vocational training
    • If desired, seek part-time job employment
    • Continue to review results of all assessments

     
    12th Grade
    • Participate in annual review (Transition plan will be student lead)
    • Update student questionnaire with case manager
    • Update career cruising portfolio-review and make any interest changes
    • Participate in JJC tour including STARS presentation
    • Attend Transition Conference at Joliet Junior College (spring)
    • Attend VVSD Transition Parent Night
    • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) for post-secondary colleges/school (after income taxes are filed)
    • Continue reinforcing advocacy, self-help, and independent living skills
    • Explore and establish Living Will Trusts (if applicable)
    • Complete Age of Majority documentation
    • Complete vocational training and gain employment (if desired)
    • Secure housing, if not living at home
    • Participate in PACE transportation training (if needed)
    • Apply for ADA reduced fare (if needed)
    • Secure transportation if not already done so (driver’s license, car pooling, public transportation, etc…)
    • Complete registration or paper-work for post-secondary education or training
    • Connect with community service providers
    • Register for draft (if male)
    • Apply for SSI/SSDI/Medicare/Medicaid (if applicable)
    • Obtain updated documentation of IEP including information on the most recent evaluations
    • Apply for DRS Adult Services Referral (if needed)
    • Review results of all assessments, post-secondary options and timelines

    References:
    Tennant, M. S., & Kuffel, R. M. (2003 July). Links to life: A transition timeline for students with special needs. Project SIGHT/USC
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  • Secondary Transition Experience Program

    350 Blair Lane, Door #13
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Phone: (630) 679-1210
    Fax: (630) 679-1069

    Línea Telefónica en Español:
    (815) 886-2700 ext. 6477