To ensure that all public education agencies (PEAs) in Arizona are able to receive quality technical assistance in the planning, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of special education secondary transition services.
- WELCOME to the new Secondary Transition website!! The site has been updated to include easy-to-access information on Indicator 13 IEP transition planning components, ADE training topics, transition-related activities and initiatives, and resources for all.
- NTACT replaces NSTTAC. The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT), funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitation Services Administration, began its work in January 2015. The purpose is to assist SEAs, LEAs, State VR agencies, and other VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices (EBPPs) to ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, stay in school, progress in school, and graduate with knowledge, skills, and supports needed to succeed in postsecondary education and employment. Please go to their website at www.transitionta.org. The website for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) is still available at www.nsttac.org.
- WIOA On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), which revises and reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) after more than a decade. WIOA is intended to support innovative strategies that keep pace with changing economic conditions and requires alignment and coordination between the four core programs within the law: 1) employment services, 2) workforce development, 3) adult education, and 4) vocational rehabilitation activities. Please visit the US Department of Labor or ADE Adult Education websites for more information!
Annual Transition Conference Information
Secondary Transition Planning Requirements
Click on the buttons below to learn about best practices for completing the secondary transition planning requirements. Please refer to the Keys to Successful Outcomes guidance document developed by ESS / Program Support and Monitoring for compliance requirements in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition, your PEA may have additional or more restrictive requirements so check with your special education director for guidance.
Secondary Transition Training Information
Please contact your ESS Program Specialist or a Secondary Transition Specialist if you are interested in training for you and/or your staff.
Secondary Transition Activities and Initiatives
|ADE/ESS, in partnership with Research Collaboration at the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning, offers funding and training to selected interdisciplinary teams of educators from across Arizona. The Secondary Transition Mentoring Project / College and Career Readiness Team Training (STMP/CCRTT) Project provides systematic professional development that promotes college and career readiness for all students. Click on this link to find out how your district or charter school team can participate FREE of cost in this intensive training initiative!|
|An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student’s current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic and career goals. The AzCIS (Arizona Career Information System) is designed to provide comprehensive educational, career, and occupational information to help the users in making better-informed career and school choices. The AzCIS is available, FREE of cost, to all public schools in Arizona. Click here to learn more about the ECAP and also the AzCIS tool.|
|All Arizona students who had an IEP in effect at the time of exiting high school as a graduate, drop-out, or by aging out will be contacted to take the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey one year after leaving school. Conducting the PSO Survey is the responsibility of the school or district from which the student exited and takes place from June through September each year. Click here to learn more about this requirement and to access resources for administering the PSO Survey.|
|The Arizona Community of Practice on Transition (AZCoPT) is a committee dedicated to improving collaboration among secondary transition planning partners. The mission of AZCoPT is to improve life-long outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. The team does this by: informing and educating the public, addressing unmet needs through collaboration, evaluating the transition process and system, articulating and recommending data-driven system improvements (policy and program), and by strengthening local teams by supporting development/expansion, removing barriers, and enhancing creative problem solving. Click here to learn more about our work. You can also contact AZCoPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Secondary Transition Resources and Websites
Links to websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the articles provided herein are accurate and timely, the Arizona Department of Education is not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site. Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Diane Douglas, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Click here for a map of Transition Specialists’ County Assignments.
| Andi Asel
Tel: (602) 542-3153
| Ana Núñez
Tel: (602) 542-4195
Tel: (602) 542-7882
| Kay Schreiber
(College and Career Coordinator)
Tel: (602) 542-5353
Tel: (602) 542-3855
Fax: (602) 542-5404
Tel: (602) 542-9412
Fax: (602) 542-5404