​​Transition Services

  • Information for Students and Parents

    Accessing the Online Transition and Employment Guide
    The Transition and Employment Guide is for you, the student in Texas public schools, who may have received special education services due to a disability. It also provides helpful information for your parents. This guide has steps for you and your parents to explore in order to make sure you are able to find the right work or educational options for you after high school. It also tells you where to get the services you will need after high school. Each section has phone numbers, emails, and websites to help you find what you need. At the end of each section and at the end of the guide, you will find a timeline of steps that you and your parents can take as you make the transition from student to adult. If you have questions about this guide or the information in it, please send the Texas Education Agency an email at sped@tea.state.tx.us. Another source for information and questions, or help in accessing the guide, is your school district’s

    Transition and Employment Designee:  Jilianne Ostrowsky at 281-396-2695 or at JilianneEOstrowsky@katyisd.org.  

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide 

    Accessing the Online Guide


    Table of Contents for the Online Guide

    Section 1: Self-Advocacy, Person-Directed Planning, and Self-Determination
    Section 2: Transition Services
    Section 3: Employment and Supported Employment Services
    Section 4: Social Security Programs
    Section 5: Community and Long-Term Services and Supports
    Section 6: Postsecondary Educational Programs and Services
    Section 7: Information Sharing with Health and Human Services Agencies and Providers
    Section 8: Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship
    Section 9: Contact Information for All Relevant State Agencies
    Section 10: Texas Transition and Employment Guide Definitions
    Section 11: Transition in Texas Timeline