Transition planning for students with visual impairment

Explore ideas and resources related to the transition from school to adult life for youth who are blind or visually impaired, including those who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.

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Transition planning resources for everyone

Learn the basics about transition, independent living, and preparing for work. Browse our articles and activities which are designed to help develop transition skills at home, school, and in the community.

What is transition?

Transitions occur throughout our lives and refer to any time that we make a change from one role or location to another.

Independent living

When, how, and where to incorporate independent living skills into daily life and educational programs for children who are visually impaired.

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Preparing for work

For families of young children with visual impairments, how to prepare your child for the world of work from the beginning.

Parent support

Parents and family members:  We invite you to explore ideas and resources for your transition-age child! Get ideas for independent living activities to try at home. Find out about work opportunities for youth with multiple disabilities. Connect with other families!

Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and transition are closely related and activities for youth who are blind, deafblind, or low vision can address them at the same time.

Planning tools

There are many different types of tools that can be used for planning at different stages of a child’s life. Some are more formal and can be helpful for record-keeping and documentation. Others are informal and are more geared towards families and the student.

Getting started with transition activities

Transition activities

Have questions about transition planning?

Our transition planning team of experts are here to help!