Transition Assessment, Planning and Instruction

IDEA states that its purpose is to “ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. “  (20 U.S.C. 1400(d))


Lest we lose sight our work’s purpose – IDEA regulations and State Performance Standards monitor our effectiveness in implementing transition assessment, planning and instruction.


Capabilities for Life, LLC can equip your school district to meet the transition requirements of IDEA and related performance indicators by  providing evidence-based professional development training and ongoing coaching that prepares your staff to:


  • Identify and implement transition assessment protocols that align with the unique needs of students (Indicator 13)
  • Plan and implement family engagement strategies using multiple methods (Indicator 8)
  • Prioritize transition activities and services aligned with unique student needs and postsecondary goals (Indicator 13)
  • Prepare compliant and effective IEP present levels, annual goals and objectives that address high priority academic and functional skills. (Indicator 13)
  •  Design and implement effective progress monitoring protocols and analyze progress data (Indicator 13)
  • Develop specially designed instruction for community-based and classroom-based learning that targets high-priority functional skills.
  • Develop and implement effective agency partnerships (Indicator 13)
  • Design and implement a coordinated set of activities from year to year. (Indicator 13)
  • Design and implement simple classroom routines that practice high-priority functional skills (Indicator 13)



Teachers will learn how to use:

  1. guiding questions to prioritize skill needs that will most significantly impact students post-school outcomes.
  2. evidence-based methods of task-analysis, assessment, and instruction
  3. structured and practical methods to collaborate with families and agencies