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COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Secondary Transition Office Hours

Gail Lott will offer monthly office hours on the following Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

September 2nd
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd

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Transition Meeting

Meeting ID: 966 6616 7898
Passcode: 091388

Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school and can be thought of as a bridge between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living and community participation.  Transition planning provides opportunities for students with disabilities to experience positive post-school outcomes, such as:

  • higher graduation rate
  • lower dropout rates
  • increased enrollment in colleges and universities
  • higher rates of competitive employment
  • increase levels of independence

What's New!

2020-2021 Transition Record Review Resource

Post-School Outcome (PSO) Interviews - Data Collection 2020

By federal requirement, the PSO interviews must be completed and the information recorded in the data management system by 9:00 PM on September 30, 2020.  Email Gail Lott with questions regarding this process.

Additional PSO resources available on the CDE Indicator 14 webpage.

Providing Secondary Transition Services During COVID

Our team has collected resources and tools specific to secondary transition that may be useful as you plan for students.

View the Secondary Transition & COVID Resources 

Regional Meetings for Secondary Transition Personnel - We Need to Hear from You!

  • What is going on in your region?
  • What topics are relevant to you?
  • What challenges are you facing?
  • How might your state transition team assist you?

Please share your needs via the Secondary Transition Providers link.

Secondary Transition 101: Writing Meaningful IEPs

  • Module 1 provides an introduction to secondary transition requirements.  

State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS)

Transition Talks Begin September 24th

The CDE Secondary Transition Specialist will host monthly Transition Talks covering a variety of topics related to effective secondary transition planning.  Visit the Transition Talks webpage for more information.

Virtual Training: Writing Post-School Goals for Students with Significant Support Needs

For assistance writing post-school career/employment and education/training goals for students with significant support needs, complete the ZOOM registration to attend this live virtual training on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.  Email Gail Lott with questions.

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Transition Leadership Institute (TLI) 2020

The Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition Team would like to thank everyone who attended the 2020 Virtual Transition Leadership Institute June 10-12, 2020.  What a privilege it was to host so many passionate secondary transition service providers! Information from this year's event may be accessed by visiting the TLI webpage.  If you participated in the institute please take a few moments to share your feedback with us by filling out the evaluation using the button below.  The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, August 31, 2020.

Email Roberta Curtis with any questions regarding the survey or your certificate.

TLI Evaluation

Secondary Transition Training Opportunities

Please reference the Secondary Transition Support Trainings and Opportunities (PDF) to view the various professional development and technical assistance opportunities available upon request. 

Indicator 13

Please reference the Indicator 13 page for more information. 

Indicator 14

Please reference the Indicator 14 page for more information about Indicator 14.

Crosswalk ICAP

Please reference the Secondary Transition Requirements webpage for more information about Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).

Team Members

Gail Lott
Senior Consultant/Secondary Transition
Email Gail Lott
Phone: (303) 866-6721

Roberta Curtis
Program Support Assistant
Phone: (303) 866-6883

Katie Oliver
Secondary Transition Specialist, SWAP
Email Katie Oliver
Phone: (303) 866-6701


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