Transitioning From School to the Workplace for Students with Disabilities By: Dr. Faye J. Jones

Introduction This issue of NASET’s Practical Teacher will focus on transitioning from school to the workplace for students with disabilities. It was submitted and written by Dr. Faye Jones. The purpose of this article is to identify those students with disabilities, introduce the Individualized Transition Plan (ITP), and the laws that are enacted to protect students with disabilities in school and the workplace. Those students with disabilities are also eligible, like regular students, to join the workforce after leaving the high school setting. There are significant laws in place to ensure that the necessary accommodations are available and usable for those with disabilities.