Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content



​​​Click on each graphic to access resources for Best Practices, Self-Determination, and Compliance.


Federal and State Authority

Federal Regulation (IDEA)
State Board Rule

Transition is the movement from school to post school environments. It should include the skills necessary for the student to be successful in education, employment, and independent living after completion of high school. The student should be involved in the process and decisions for their future and schools should assist students to build student’s self-determination skills to reach their goals.

Below are links to resources for administrators, teachers and support staff to provide for a meaningful transition for all students with disabilities. Should you have questions and/or concerns about transition, please contact the Program Specialist listed in the contacts.

Implementation Manual: Individual Education Program with Transition requirements


Professional Resources


Transition Professional Learning and Technical Assistance 2020-2021


Secure Your Spot in ASPIREPlus 

Promoting self-determination involving addressing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students need to take more control over their lives and responsibility for their decisions. The Division for Special Education Services and Supports is dedicated to providing districts with the tools needed to support the development of self-determination in their students.

The collaboration with the University of Kansas to provide training and research to build capacity for the implementation of ASPIRE and the Self-Determination Model of Instruction (SDLMI) will be virtual. The support will include live sessions for training on the materials and tools, as well as team breakout session to prepare for full implementation. Planning will take place between live virtual sessions at the discretion of the districts.


  • Training for the implementation of ASPIRE and the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction
  • Individualized coaching and technical assistance
  • Training on the use of the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS)
  • Assistance with district or school planning
  • SDLIM mini lessons
  • Access to the full version of the Self-Determination Inventory (self-determination assessment
  • Kansas management of data for the project
  • Exemplars, modules, and videos to support staff


GLRS, Special Education Directors, ASPIREPlus and ASPIRE Leads from districts, schools and GNETS

Districts that have not signed onto the project can still join. Register for the training sessions and contact Elise James at or by phone at 404-326-0421. Registration available on the Self-Determination webpage.










 Contact Information

Wina Low
Program Manager, Senior

Elise James
Programs Specialist, Transition Outcomes, 
Self-Determination Initiatives
Phone: (404) 657-0309
Cell: (404) 326-0421
FAX: (404) 651-6457​​

Laurie Ponsell​
Program Specialist, Transition Compliance
Phone: (470) 303-0516


 Transition Process to Adulthood