Transition Services

  • Begin with the End in Mind
    Our goal in GPISD is student achievement. Transition services, which is a process of preparing students for post-secondary life, align with that goal. We begin the process of planning for post-secondary life as early as an elementary school teaching basic independent skills; however, the transition is specifically addressed in the student's IEP in 8th grade or at 14 years of age, whichever comes first. The Special Education department in GPISD offers a continuum of services that are outlined in a student's IEP and aligned with their needs and interests. Some of these services include, but are not limited to:

    • Personal Graduation Plan/4 Year Course of Study
    • Community-Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI)/Community Based Instruction (CBI)
      • CBI is a supplemental set of activities for students with an IEP that assist in targeting post-secondary goals that address education, vocational training, and independent living.
      • CBI/CBVI instruction can take place around the campus or in the community. Activities around campus should occur routinely and regularly. Activities in the community (outside of school) should supplement classroom activities that are designed around a planned unit of instruction.
    • Direct instruction and generalization of academic and functional skills
    • Coordinated set of activities target skills related to, but are not limited to, the following to assist students with their journey beyond high school:
      • College readiness
      • Vocational Preparation
      • Everyday Academics
      • Home and Personal Living
      • Recreation and Leisure
    • Related Services
    • Government Agency Connection
    • 18+ Transition Programs

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Texas Transition and Employment Guide

  • The Texas Education Agency in collaboration with Statewide Leadership in Secondary Transition and Post School Results at Education Service Center Region 11 are pleased to announce that the Texas Transition and Employment Guide has been posted to the website and is located at www.transitionintexas.org

    The purpose of this guide is to provide information on statewide services and programs that assist students with disabilities in the transition to life outside of the public school system.

    2018 Texas Transition and Employment Guide-English, Spanish, and ePub

Disclaimer

  • The agencies represented here are not identified as recommendations, but only as information for you our families. We recognize that many other agencies and resources may be able to support your family. If you are needing additional information, please contact Amy Reeves or your case manager. 

Texas Medicaid Waiver Program Lists

  • Medically Dependent Children Waiver Program (MDCP)

  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)

  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCS)

  • Texas Home Living Waiver (TxHmL)

  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver (DBMD)

  • Tips from Children's Health

Texas Medicaid "Entitlement" Program Lists

  • Personal Care Services (PCS)

  • Personal Home CARE (PHC)

  • Community Attendant Services (CAS)

  • Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)

  • Community First Choice (CFC)

Other Potential Resources

Transition Specialist

 Amy Reeves

Phone: 972-522-3313

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Amy Reeves