18-21 Transition Program

The 18-21 Transition Program supports young adults in becoming independent in their community

The Denver Public Schools Transition to Independence Program provides a continuum of services to support students, ages 18-21 with disabilities, to support their post-secondary education, competitive integrated employment, and independent living readiness goals towards independence in the community setting. Programming is individualized to support each student, leveraging their personal strengths, preferences and interests to achieve their post-secondary goals. The Transition to Independence Program goal is to support students to be independent in their communities.

Bridge to Post-Secondary Education


Focus on filling gaps to attend a University, Community College or Technical College.

Bridge to Employment


Focus on necessary employment skills to be a successful employee .

Bridge to Community Access/Independent Living


Focus on accessing and living independently in the community.


Please contact Amy Swisher

Amy Swisher: 720-423-3152 or aswishe@dpsk12.net

Offices next to North High School - Strive Building

delias l.

"I like the program because all the job coaches and casemangers are cool. They encourage me on work, school work, and independent skills."

My goal is to work for the RTD.

Janice v.

"The program helped me be more social. I now feel more comfortable accessing the community using public transit."

My goal is to attend a University.