The Transition Partnership Program builds partnerships between local education agencies and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for the purposes of successfully transitioning high school students with disabilities into meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education.
Statewide there are more than 100 Transition Partnership Programs administered through contractual agreements with school districts and county offices of education. Under these agreements, the DOR assigns vocational rehabilitation counselors to be actively involved with the students and local education agencies. The DOR counselor determines eligibility and provides enhanced vocational rehabilitation services for at least one year prior to the student's graduation. The local education agency provides exclusive training and enhanced vocational programming to enable students to achieve employment utilizing community-based instruction, vocational and work-site training, job placement, and follow-up services upon graduation.