Transition planning

Help your students design their career path with these research-informed practices, specifically designed to support high school students on the autism spectrum who may find the transition planning process challenging and overwhelming

Woman standing on a road with her arms up, facing away
Middle years
Senior years
Complement external work experience opportunities your school offers with internal work experience to provide students with opportunities for a greater range of and more frequent... Read more
A mini signpost with signs saying 'dream big', 'set goals', and 'take action'
Middle years
Senior years
Encouraging adolescents to dream big during transition planning can help them to keep an open mind when exploring their interests and potential careers.  This practice includes a... Read more
A person helping another person to get up, clasping hands to pull them up
Middle years
Senior years
Adolescents on the autism spectrum benefit from having a champion in their transition planning team. A champion: takes a leadership role during the student’s transition planning... Read more
Man wearing different outfits to personify different careers
Middle years
Senior years
For students on the autism spectrum, thinking about their special interests is an important first step in career exploration and transition planning. Starting early with transiti... Read more
Parent or teacher helping a student with their work
Middle years
Senior years
Adolescent-centred transition planning: helps to build self-determination in adolescents on the autism spectrum may improve transition outcomes. Encouraging students to play an a... Read more
A seedling growing out of soil
Middle years
Senior years
When transition planning starts early and is well paced, adolescents have time to:  explore different career options  participate in multiple work experiences think about what th... Read more