Transition Services are activities that prepare students with disabilities to move from school to post-school life.
Transition Overview, produced by The Arc of Snohomish County, on Vimeo (49:02 minute video)
Resources Relating to Transition Services
- Building a Successful Future (PDF)
- Understanding the bigger picture (PDF) English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
- Transition - Pre Employment Next Steps Flow Chart (PDF)
- Timeline for Students (PDF)
- Job Foundation to School to Work and Beyond Handout (PDF)
- Side by Side Comparison of Job Foundation and School to Work (PDF)
- Transition Handout (PDF) - Comparison between JF, S2W and DVR
- Guardianship, Legal and Special Needs Trusts Information from The Arc
- Housing Information from The Arc
- Services Timeline for Transition Students (ages 15 to 21) (PDF)
- Service Timeline for Transition Student (ages 15 to 21) under Section 504 (PDF)
- Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) (some content available in multiple languages)
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
- Everett DVR Office (425) 339-4880
- Lynnwood DVR Office (425) 977-6600
- Smokey Point DVR Office (360) 651-6120
- Find your Local DVR Counselors!
- Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) - (800) 552-7103 - helps individuals with visual disabilities access opportunities to reach their employment goals
- The Arc of Washington (ARC) and The Arc of Snohomish County - (425) 258-2459 - a resourceful site for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Informing Families - Provide trusted news and information to individuals and families to help empower them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities
- Center for Independence (CFI) - (360) 393-3890 - a resource for individuals with disabilities (14 years and up) to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living goals
- Wise - Aims to promote employment for people with Developmental Disabilities through innovation, training, and technical assistance
- Transportation Options:
- Additional resources are available on the Resources page
Job Foundation is an opportunity for Employment Providers to get to know high school transition students earlier (ages 19 to 20 years old) by gathering information, creating a compressive report and sharing with the student's team. Students will segue into School to Work if they are interested in continuing on their employment path. For more information, go to the Job Foundation page.
School to Work
School to Work is an opportunity for students in their last year of transition (ages 20 to 21 years old) to work with an employment provider to support them in finding gainful employment prior to leaving school. For more information, go to the School to Work page.
The Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair is held each year as an opportunity for self-advocates and their families to access, and become educated, on resources which will support/enable each individual to pursue their employment/career goals. For more information, go to the Transition Fair page.
- Office of Education Ombudsman (OEO)
- Partnerships for Action. Voices for Empowerment (PAVE)
- Center for Change and Transition Services (CCTS)
- IEP Parent Partners - The Individual Educational Program (IEP) Parent Partners Program is a program that trains and matches IEP Partners with parents wanting support at their child’s IEP meeting
- Edmonds Community College - Pursuit Program: College and Workplace Readiness
- Bellevue College - Occupational and Life Skills. Offers an Associates Degree
- Everett Community College - in process of developing a program for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Will provide more information as program develops more
- Skagit Valley College - INVEST Program - INVEST students may earn a 1- or 2-year local employability certificate while taking core INVEST classes and elective classes out on campus.
- Link HS vs College comparison document - coming soon!
- High School Transition Tool Kit through ARC (PDF)
- Think College
- Do It (Linked with University of Washington)
- Sno-Isle Skills Center - prepare high school students for the Hi-Tech Workforce