Transition - Planning for Adult Life

  • two adults working on tablet computer Simply put, transition is change — movement from one situation to another. For students with disabilities, one of the most significant transitions in life is moving from high school into the adult world.

    Whenever a student receiving special education services from SSD reaches age 16, the District’s staff – in collaboration with the student and his or her family – develop a transition plan as part of the IEP process.

Transition Planning By Age

  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-11
  • Ages 12-15
  • Ages 16-21

Key Contacts

  • Casey Wisdom
    Director of Transition Services

    Theresa Dean


    Area Coordinators

    Laura Bedo
    Vocational Skills Program Area Coordinator

    Aimee Pullen
    Vocational Skills Program Area Coordinator
    314.989.8530 x1257 


    Effective Practice Specialists

    Leslie Caldwell

    Brentwood, Clayton, Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Normany, Riverview Gardens, University City

    Sandra Kempf

    Affton, Bayless, Hancock Place, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Valley Park, Webster Groves

    Jeff Schneider

    Parkway, Pattonville, Ritenour, Rockwood