Special Education Consultant: 
Michael Fergusen

Vermont State Dept. of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620

State Transition Resources:

This site provides access to a variety of resources relating to transition and special education.
VT Secondary Transition Resource Center

This online resource center will ultimately help improve outcomes for youth with disabilities who are transitioning to life after high school. We want to get technical assistance into the hands of special educators, inspire youth to set high goals and help parents navigate through this often confusing information. Our hope is that these web pages will allow people to access all of the currently available transition resources in Vermont from one central place, here at TRIPSCY. Stay tuned to this site; we will be uploading new content periodically.
TRIPSCY's Secondary Transition Resource Center

The Transition Coalition provides FREE research-based online training for professionals and others involved in transition planning. These modules are developed using up-to-date research in transition, effective practices in professional development, and are tested by practitioners across the country.
Transition Coalition Resource Page

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), transition planning from school to adult life begins, at the latest, during high school. Transition planning is required to start once a student reaches 16 years of age, or younger, if appropriate. This transition planning becomes formalized as part of the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Transition services prepare students to make the transition from the world of school to the world of adulthood. In planning what type of transition services a student needs, the IEP team must first consider areas such as vocational training, community employment and post secondary education for the student. If the IEP team thinks that independent living and community participation are appropriate for a student then these areas should also be considered.
Transition Services Policy Page

Professional Development Resources:

Other State Activities:

VT has just hosted their first transition conference all online. The Conference included a keynote speaker and related sessions, all of which took place via streaming live video and audio.