Transition Services

  • Transition planning and activities are the driving force in the education of a secondary student with disabilities. From the transition plan all other aspects of the student’s education are identified which include: course of study, related
    services, employment skills, independent living skills and academic classes. Through the individualized assessment process transition goals are designed.

    The Delaware County Intermediate Unit is one of the only Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania that provides transition services for both students and adults.

    Transition Services include but are not limited to: assessment, employment training, job development, job coaching, community based instruction including travel instruction, as well as adult services including meaningful day activities.
    Our highly qualified personnel work with students, adults and their families to assist in their self-determination and future planning. Through the personalized approach, these individuals are able to follow their desired path.

    OPTIONS provides a supportive environment for the following:

    • Assessment of skills
    • Employability skills training
    • Paid employment opportunities
    • Further decision making /choice making
    • Varied social situations
    • Strengthening self-advocacy skills
    • Develop community access skills
    • Travel assessment and/or instruction

    Since 1985 OPTIONS Transition services has been developing programs to prepare secondary students with disabilities for their adult lives. The services offered are referenced in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The areas of instruction are aligned with the PA CORE standards.

    The strengths of the individual are the catalyst for programming and the overall intent is to assist the individual in accessing his/her world as independently as possible. Services are provided for students with various disabilities.

    OPTIONS is an adult provider for supported employment services through The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and The Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OIDD). Services include assessment, job coaching and development, and adult meaningful day social activities.