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Transition Services

Secondary Transition or “transition services” as defined by The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) is a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that:

·         Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student with a disability to facilitate the student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment); continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;

·         Is based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account the student’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and

·         Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation [34CFR §300.43]

Transition Services

Services provided include training on specific topics in transition for students receiving special education services, district on-site consultation visits and training, and support for districts regarding best practice updates and compliance with state and federal regulations. 

Region 7 provides technical assistance and professional development opportunities to school districts and charter schools that are designed to meet federal, state, and local transition requirements. 

Program Contact
Jennifer Sturm
Helpful Links:
To access more transition related information, click on a Livebinder below.

Upcoming Events

If you have any questions regarding the following events, feel free to call or e-mail the program contact or the contacts listed when you click to register for any of the following events.

Transition Workshops on MIS Web


Upcoming Transition Conferences

Texas Transition Conference: February21-23, 2018 in Houston , Texas

TAVAC Conference: August 1-3, 2018 in Grapevine, Texas


Join the ESC Region 7 Transition Related Listservs

Transition and VAC

The Transition and VAC listserv is intended for educators who are responsible for or interested in the area of transition and vocational support for students served by Special Education.  Notices about training opportunities and information about current issues, state requirements, and legal updates will be shared.

To join the Transition & VAC listserv, click here.


The purpose of the TNET listserv is to provide general information and updates about post-secondary transition to agencies and service providers who work with students with a disability.

To join the TNET listserv, click here.