There are multiple transitions that occur during a child’s education. For example, children transition from preschool to kindergarten and from classroom to classroom. All transitions are important and are designed to contribute to a meaningful transition from the public school student role to an adult role in the community. From the time a child is identified as having a disability to when the student exits school, they should have opportunities to practice skills that contribute to a successful transition to life after public school.
The Texas Transition website is an activity of the Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTN) in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The SCTN consists of the transition specialists or consultants from each of the 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) throughout the state of Texas. These ESCs form the core of the network as non-regulatory outreach for the TEA and as the resource and support systems to school districts in each region. The SCTN is led by The Eleanor and Charles Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies at Sam Houston State University and five ESCs that represent the diversity of Texas: Region 4 ESC in Houston, Region 10 ESC in Richardson, Region 12 ESC in Waco, Region 13 ESC in Austin, and Region 20 ESC in San Antonio.