• Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school.  Transition planning begins at age 14, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team, as students consider their goals for the time after graduation through career awareness exploration activities.  The transition process continues through high school as academic instruction and community experiences help clarify and support students' goals.  The entire process is based on individual student's needs, taking into account each student's strengths, preferences, and interests.  

    Transition can be thought of a bridge between school programs and the opportunties of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living and community participation. 

    Please use the resources below to help your student through the transition process. 


    PA Transition Checklist

    Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide



    You can also contact the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) 

    217 West State Street, 2nd Floor, Sharon, PA 16146  (724)-308-1007 or 800-545-5421

    or the Central Office 1521 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102  (717)-787-5244  or 800-662-2842