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Transitions

The department is committed to supporting a shared responsibility for successful transitions for all children to school, to junior secondary education and to life after school.

Parents, educators and specialists work together to ensure that all transitions occur in a supportive and positive environment.

Students with disability may require more focused and intensive planning and support to address the impacts of their disability and reduce barriers to ensure successful transitions occur.

More focused and intensive approaches and strategies to supporting the transition of students with disability will:

This webpage provides information to assist schools in strengthening their approach to supporting successful transitions for students with disability through their schooling life:

Getting involved

The research tells us that the most meaningful partnerships are those where schools, parents, students and the community work together to focus on student learning. Parents are encouraged to contact schools as early as possible to discuss local strategies which are in place to support transitions.

Refer to the Parent and Community Engagement Framework for further information.

Related policy and supporting information

Additional resources

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This page was last reviewed on 14 Jul 2017

Resources

Information for parents and educators of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder transitioning to school

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Online Resource Transition Package

Transition to Post School for Students with Disability

Transition to Post-school for Students with Disability

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