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Secondary Transition

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

Regional Support Model

The Secondary Transition Team provides support to Administrative Units (AUs) through a regional model.  Please reference the Regional Specialist Map for Transition Specialist contact information as well as training and technical assistance opportunities that are available.

What's New!

Transition Leadership Institute (TLI) 2018

Save the Date! Flyer (PDF)

Keynotes (PDF)

Registration Link (Google Doc)

Keystone Lodge and Condos for 2018 CDE Transition Leadership Institute
Group Code: CN818TL
Hyatt Place Keystone: Call 1-800-993-4759 reference
Group Code: G-18TL (Full breakfast buffet included in room rate)

Are you interested in presenting?

Proposal to Present (Google Doc)

Indicator 13

2017-2018 Transition Record Reviews Indicator 13 - Memo: Overview and What's New (PDF)

PowerPoint: Indicator 13, Secondary Transition IEP Record Reviews 2017-2018 (PDF)

Post-School Outcomes (PSO) (Indicator 14)


  • Samples available May 1, 2018
  • Interview Window Opens: June 1, 2018
  • Interview Window Closes: September 30, 2018
    (Interviews complete and information recorded in DMS)

Request PSO Interview Post Cards (Google Doc)

PowerPoint: Post-School Outcome Webinar Training, May 1, 2018

Helpful Documents:

Results from Past Surveys:


Team Members

Gloria Howell
Senior Consultant/Secondary Transition
Email Gloria Howell
Phone: (303) 866-6885

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

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

Cindy Petersen
Program Support Assistant
Email Cindy Petersen
Phone: (303) 866-6106


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