Michael Laharty, Vocational Specialist
Transition planning is a process mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) for all transition age students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The purpose is to help students with the transition to post-school activities. There are several programs that assist with this process.
WorkAbility I is a nationally recognized “school-to-world” program that provides middle and high school students receiving special education services with comprehensive pre-employment training and employment placement and follow-up. The goal is to facilitate a successful transition from school to work, independent living, and/or post-secondary education or training. WorkAbility I is grant-funded by the California Department of Education (CDE).
Transition Partnership Program
The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) builds collaborations between local education agencies and the Department of Rehabilitation for the purpose of successfully transitioning high school students with disabilities into meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education. The Transition Partnership Program is grant-funded by the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR).
SCOE Transition Services
Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) staff members, based at Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, serve students (ages 14–22) who have an IEP. The students are referred by neighboring districts to SCOE programs, including North Area Community School, Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, El Centro Jr./Sr. High School, plus young adult and SH programs at various sites. SCOE also supports Galt Joint Union High School District and River Delta Unified School District students who have an IEP and are served by their district special education department.
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