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"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." -- Woodrow Wilson
  A Transition Planning Committee (TPC) is a consortium of local members of schools, agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, parents of children with disabilities and people with disabilities who collaborate to improve the transition life-cycle from high school to a successful adult life. The Transition Planning Committees are powerful tools for improving the local capacity for delivering effective services in local communities. They assist in understanding how services are provided, promote the facilitation of coordinating services, and plan advocacy efforts to increase awareness for needed services. TPCs assists with developing linkages to other efforts to increase the overall knowledge and identify specific needs for students with disabilities that may be overlooked by other planning committees. The development of Transition Planning Committees have the following additional benefits for students, families, and the community as a whole:
  • Information is exchanged about local, regional, and statewide agencies, services, and organizations that serve the needs of all individuals.
  • Gaps, duplication, and overlap in community services and supports are identified, minimized, or avoided.
  • Stakeholders play a key role in identifying strategies to improve transition services and target areas needing development.
  • Broad community participation on TPCs increases awareness of needs and potentials of all students.
  • Clarification of varying agency roles and responsibilities.

Vision: Helping secondary students with disabilities transition into their local communities.
Action Goals  
  • Facilitating exchange of information
  • Assessing transition activities
  • Identifying transition needs
  • Recommending needed changes
  • Developing user friendly tools
  • Providing networking opportunities
Upcoming Events State-wide
Transition Conference Registration Site

Transition Conference Registration Site

October 27, 2014 - October 28, 2014

Current Projects State-wide

Regional & Local Upcoming Events