Transition planning is important to prepare students for further education settings. For students with more enduring needs, it is essential to engage in this planning process well in advance of transfer. This will usually involve consultation with the student, their parents and relevant external professionals.
A number of resources are available to support schools in planning for effective transitions.
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has published information pamphlets on the main post-school education and training options for people with disabilities.
The pamphlets cover:
- Further Education and Training
- Higher Education
- Rehabilitative Training and Adult Day Services
People with a disability may have a difficulty getting clear information and advice on the post-school options and pathways that are available and appropriate for them. The aim of the leaflets is to give parents and students and other adults an overview of the range of post-school options and supports available and how to get the relevant details and guidance to inform individual choice.
The pamphlets are available for download below. Hard copies will be disseminated including all post primary and special schools. Hard Copies will also be available from NCSE offices.