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Middle School Transition Resources

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln

In Texas, transition planning is required to be a part of the student's IEP in effect when the child turns 14 years old. Planning for a student's transition from adolescence to post-school environments requires planning, communication, and partnerships between school staff, students, and parents. Parents play a vital role in transition planning, and their involvement is vital in ensuring that the student's postsecondary goals and transition services are in alignment with the student's desires and the family's culture. Parents play one of the most important roles in their children's transition to adulthood as they know their child best and remain constant in their lives even while school staff change. 

The tools in this section are to share information with parents, collect family and student information, and to share the transition planning process with parents and students. 

Printable Resources

Self-Advocacy Checklist

Learning Style Inventory

How Do I Advocate for Myself?

Assessment Student Parent Interview Grades 6-8

Occupational Interview Information Grades 6-8

Job Initial Review Grades 6-8

IEP Disability Awareness Checklist

Elective Class Reflection Sheet

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T.J. Young-Burke

Education Specialist - Special Education