Grossmont Union High School District

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Transition?
In GUHSD, transition is the adult (18 – 22) support network designed to provide agreed upon services through the IEP process. We are committed to supporting students to access integrated, age-appropriate community activities that will promote a seamless transition to each student’s preferred adult life. Students are encouraged to be as independent as possible in the community, at their vocation internships, and at school through the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) including the Transition Plan (TP).  Supports are identified to facilitate life goals
 
Who is Eligible?

GUHSD provides services to students who meet the following criteria:

·     Must be 18-22 years of age

·     Live within the boundaries of GUHSD

·     Have an active IEP

·     Have not received a high school diploma

 
 
What services can Transition students receive?

The term 'transition services' means a coordinated set of activities for an individual with a disability that:

(A) is designed to be a results-oriented process focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the individual’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
 
(B) is based on the individual’s needs, taking into account the individual’s strengths, preferences, and interests;
 
(C) includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
 
Community Based Instruction

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GUHSD Transition Programs support community based instruction (CBI). 
 
We believe that students with disabilities have a wide range of needs and goals that can be met through direct instruction in the settings where they live, work, and where they enjoy spending their free time. When we can provide this direct instruction in their community, we are best preparing them with hands on skills they can generalize into their future daily life. 
 
Community-Based Instruction: 
  • Enhances general functioning in non-school environments (home, community, workplace) 
  • Enhances social skill acquisition 
  • Promotes independence
  • Increases the number of integrated environments available 
  • Gives the general public the experience of interacting constructively in a natural environment with individuals who have disabilities 
  • Contributes to the dignity and human rights to which all individuals are entitled 
What is Point of Transition?

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Point of transition is a collaborative effort between the GUHSD Transition Program and identified adult support agencies that may provide options for eligible students who are in their final year of Transition Services. 
 
Agencies May Include: (See your Transition Teacher for a list of local agencies & programs so you can find a good fit) 
  • San Diego Regional Center 
  • California Department of Rehabilitation 
  • Local Day/Tailored Day Programs 
Through the development collaborative services between local participating agencies and young adults in GUHSD Transition programs, students may choose to explore and link to programs for support to begin after their public school experience has ended.