Transition Planning Manual

The transition from school to adulthood requires careful planning. The Transition Planning Manual written by Parents for Parents for the Howard County Autism Society provides important information on the parent’s role, self-determination, high school, college, representation portfolios, social security (SSI and SSDI), health care, relationships and sexuality, and transportation.  Transition Manual_HCAS


Transition Planning

The Maryland State Department of Education and the Governor’s Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities offer helpful articles on transition, college, employment services, health care, transportation, and more.


Maryland Transitioning Youth Website

The Maryland Transitioning Youth website is designed for families and youth with disabilities. It is loaded with information and resources for transition planning, postsecondary education, employment services, and much more. Visit.

Transition Planning Guide: Preparing Students with Disabilities to Move from School to Appropriate Postsecondary Outcomes. Read more.



HCPSS Transition Planning Timeline, Checklist, and Work Study Coordinators

Formal post-secondary goals are set during the year a student reaches the age of 14. At each annual IEP meeting, the team discusses the student’s post secondary goals.