Positive transition planning and implementation requires a three party partnership including the student, parent/guardian and school or organizations who will be assisting (especially after the student leaves school.) We have many different types of transitions for our students with special needs.
All of our transition processes have one important thing in common and that is to reduce the level of anxiety families and students usually experience upon entry/exit to school.
The IEP documents the strategies to assist the student with in-school transitions such as moving from class to class, appropriate hallway behaviour and independence with being prepared for classes (notebooks, text, writing materials, gym equipment, etc.)
Students with special needs entering the GECDSB for the first time may be involved in one of two various transition processes.
To Elementary Transitions.pdf Elementary to Secondary Transitions.pdf
Secondary to Community.pdf