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Life Skills ACE provides post secondary transition services for students 18-21 years of age, who have completed their high school credits and have socially graduated. Our program focuses on building independent living skills, social skills, career/employment skills, community based education and functional academics. There are three pathways in the LS-ACE program: community-based, career exploration,and college/industry readiness.
Transition planning is the process to support the student in their transition from high school to adulthood. Transition begins when the student turns 15 on the IEP, or not later than the ninth grade. Transition planning is when a plan is put into place for the student to reach their post secondary goals for education, training and independent living through the development of the IEP. This helps to make sure the necessary classes and supports are in place to help the students reach his/her goals.
IDEAs definition of transition services means:
A coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is designed to be within a results oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of a child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement in education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation. This is an important part of the student’s life and planning needs to start early.