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Transition Initiative

SERC's Transition Initiative

Transition Initiative

The Secondary Transition Initiative, in collaboration with the CT State Department of Education, has been proactive in the design and delivery of quality transition training and technical assistance to CT schools, as well as with CT parents/family members of students with disabilities and other community agencies. The Transition Initiative strives to meet the needs of students, families, educators, and local and state agency representatives in areas critical to student successful transition from middle to high school and into the adult world. Person Centered Planning, Transition Assessments, Developing Meaningful Post-School Outcome Goals and Annual Goals & Objectives that Align with the CT Core Standards, Social Skills Training, Self-Advocacy, and the use of assistive technology continue to be high priority training need areas. SERC’s goal and commitment continues to be the academic and vocational success of students in the least restrictive environment, leading to meaningful post-school outcomes. With the final outcome being: All Connecticut Learners Succeed in School and Graduate- College and Career Ready.


2017 CT Secondary Transition Symposium: Documents and Downloads

Handouts and other related downloads from the 2017 are still available. Access them Here.


First Annual LEARN 2017 Disability Summit!

This important statewide event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Event admission and parking will be free and open to the public.

This event will feature 70 vendors/exhibitors, informative breakout sessions and free giveaways for parents, students, professionals and community providers who support individuals with disabilities ranging from birth to age 21.

We anticipate sending a more detailed flier with breakout sessions listed by February 1

Download Brochure | Register


Connecticut Transition Community of Practice 2016-2017

The CT Transition Community of Practice (COP) connects all activities, resources, and initiatives related to secondary transition for students, families, and professionals.

Registration Open for March 9, 2017!:

Informational Brochure | March 9 meeting Registration


Transition Bill of Rights
For Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

  • A student with an individualized education program (IEP) has certain rights under both federal and state laws.
  • This Transition Bill of Rights for parents of students receiving special education will help parents and students understand a student’s rights related to getting an education and other important issues regarding the transition to life after high school.
  • School districts will provide this document annually at a planning and placement team (PPT) meeting to all parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of students who are receiving special education services in Grades 6‐12 as well as to students who are 18 years of age or older.
Learn more about the Transition Bill of Rights at the CT State Department of Education Website:
English Version | Spanish Version

Secondary Transition and WIOA 2016

Powerpoint presentation on Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act which was presented by Patricia L. Anderson, Ph.D. from the Bureau of Special Education.

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