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The term transition refers to a vast, dynamic field about which much has been written.  As amended in 2004, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in part, defines transition services to be:

A coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is designed to be within a result-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, [and/] or community participation. Section 602 (34)(A)

A good working definition of transition that recognizes current thinking about its practice and implementation was prepared by the Council for Exceptional Children and, in part, states:

Transition refers to a change in status from behaving primarily as a student to assuming emergent roles in the community.  These roles include employment, participating in postsecondary education, maintaining a home, becoming appropriately involved in the community. CEC, 1999








For further information about:

Community High School District 128
Special Education Transition Services

Please contact:

Kelli Hartweg

Director of Special Services

kelli.hartweg@d128.org

Phone:  847-247-4582


Kelly Garrison

Vernon Hills High School Department Supervisor

kelly.garrison@d128.org

Phone: 847-932-2146


Karin Morgan

Libertyville High School Department Supervisor

karin.morgan@d128.org

Phone:  847-327-7089

Stephanie Henrichs

Libertyville Transition Coordinator

stephanie.henrichs@d128.org

Phone:  847.327.7166


Elizabeth Wietrzak

Vernon Hills High School Transition Coordinator

liz.wietrzak@d128.org

Phone:  847-932-2078