Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for students with disabilities designed to improve academic and functional achievement and to facilitate the student’s transition to postsecondary life. Transition activities cover areas of Instruction/ Related Service, Community Experiences, Employment, Post school Adult Living, Functional Vocational Evaluation, and Daily Living Skills. These activities are geared towards the student’s postsecondary goals in the areas of training or education, employment, and independent living (if applicable). In the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Transition services are addressed for students with disabilities who are 15 years of age or older.
EBRPSS’ Transition Standards:
To maximize postsecondary outcomes, the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools System ensures the following:
- Postsecondary goals addressing education or training, employment, and independent living (as needed) are measurable and realistic.
- Age-appropriate transition assessments are used to design measurable postsecondary goals.
- Transition services/ activities in the IEP are specific, coordinated, and are geared towards meeting every post-secondary goal.
- Each Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) is updated and is aligned with the student’s postsecondary goals.
- There are IEP goals that are related to transition service needs.
- The student and the parent are invited to the IEP team meeting where Transition planning is done.
- Transition agency is invited to participate in the meeting if consent is obtained from the parent or age-of-majority student.
- Transition activities on the IEP are being carried out in a timely manner within the IEP year.
- Districtwide Transition activities are made available to the members of the IEP team to strengthen Transition planning and increase employment outcomes.
- Parents are given multiple opportunities to receive information related to Transition opportunities, activities, and linkages.
- Linkages and partnerships are strengthened among the agencies and local businesses in the community to increase college, career, and employment opportunities.
- Regular and close collaboration of the Exceptional Student Services Department with Guidance and Counseling Department, Career and Technical Education Department, and other departments within the district are being maintained to maximize student opportunities for college, career, and employment.
EBRPSS’ Transition Resources and Opportunities:
- Interest and Aptitude Assessment(Career Scope Interest Inventory) – a standardized interest and aptitude assessment that is used for Transition planning. The data allow the teachers and IEP teams to guide students toward postsecondary goals.
- Work Keys Curriculum– a curriculum used to help prepare the students to score at least a “Silver” for the Work Keys Exam required for students who are on Jump Start pathway. A score of “Silver” is equivalent to a credential.
- Career Ready 101– a set of curricula on workplace skills, soft skills, financial awareness and other career and employment skills that are used to prepare students for employment.
- Job Readiness Classes (through LRS’ Pre-ETS) – address work readiness skills including soft skills and work-based learning.
- Vocational Training– provide students with significant disabilities an opportunity to apply vocational skills in worksites within the community.
- Functional and Recreational Outings– allow students with significant disabilities an opportunity to apply daily and independent living skills in the community.
- Transition Fair– connects parents to Transition agencies that provide programs appropriate to the needs of their children. It also provides students opportunities to showcase their products (related to Transition) to participating parents. It is held in March, the district’s Transition Month.
- Job and Career Exploration– provides students an opportunity to visit post-secondary institutions (such as worksite and colleges and universities) for career exploration and planning. It is held in March, the district’s Transition Month.
- Student Diversity Job Fair– an opportunity for an actual interview, applying the skills and lessons learned in the classroom and a possibility of getting hired by local businesses and agencies. It is done in March, the district’s Transition Month.
- Graduation Pathways Support– training, resources, and guidance provided to schools and IEP teams to effectively plan for students who are pursuing the JumpStart, Alternative Pathway/ Act 833, and the Career Diploma (Leap Connect).
Documents to be attached: (Coming soon)
- Transition Fact Sheet
- Community- based Brochure
- Transition Brochure
- Jump Start Brochure
- Transition Guide for Educators
Transition and Vocational Training Partners:
- Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
- The Arc of Baton Rouge
- Canes River Center
- Hampton Inn
- Family Dollar
- Purple Cow
- Winn Dixie
- Shoppers Value
- LA Horticulture Department
- Hi Nabor
- St. Vincent de Paul
- East Baton Rouge Parish Library
- EBRPSS Exceptional Student Services Department
- EBRPSS Central Office
Please use the following links:
For more information regarding Transition Services, contact Robert Garcia at 225-929-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.