The goal of the Transition Program is to assist young people in transitioning from school to work or from school to a higher educational program. If you are a parent or caregiver, this section will provide you with information about services available to assist your student in moving to the world of work. Florida Blind Services is here to assist students who are blind or severely visually impaired make the transition from high school to post secondary education and their desired career.
Students must have a visual impairment in both eyes and require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment.
Transition Services consist of a group of services provided jointly by the local school district and Blind Services on an Individual Education Plan. Types of services may consist of the following:
- Career Exploration
- Compensatory Skills Training
- Training in Activities of Daily Living
- Job Shadowing
- Work Experiences
Transition Services are generally provided through Vocational Rehabilitation. However, they could be provided through the Children and Families Program. In either case, the student will have a Plan of Services. The types of services to be provided through Blind Services are normally incorporated into the student's Individual Education Plan as well.