TEMPLATE/ESSAY. IDEA requires that every student receiving special education services in a public school will receive a post‐secondary transition plan no later than the age of 16. This transition plan outlines the student’s interests and plans for life after high school whether that be community college, university, employment, an adult day program, independent living, or other options they would like to pursue. Action steps for the student to achieve those goals are also outlined in the transition plan.

Based on the “Gabriel Case Scenario,” use the “Transition Goals Template” to draft one measurable transition goal for Gabriel in each of the following areas:

  • Education/Training (i.e., vocational, post‐secondary education, on‐the‐job training, apprenticeship)
  • Employment (i.e., sheltered, volunteer, competitive)
  • Independent Living (i.e., daily living skills, leisure, transportation, access to adult services)

For each transition goal, identify one applicable transition‐related service and one activity appropriate for Gabriel to reach his goals.

Beneath the template, in 250‐500 words, write a rationale explaining the goals and activities  you planned for Gabriel and how they demonstrate compassion, justice, and care.

Support your findings with a minimum of two scholarly resources.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in‐text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines,


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