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Transition Services

SPS provides Transition Services to district youth ages 14-21 with special needs who have an Individual Education Plan, or IEP. Transition Services cover the four main domains of transition:

  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Work Skills and Employment
  • Independent Living
  • Community Participation

High School Transition Services

Beginning at age 14, Transition Services are included in every student’s IEP. These services are designed to assist students both with the transition from middle school to high school as well as from high school to adult life and beyond. Some students qualify for continued district Transition Services even after completing high school.

Post-High School Transition Services

Community Transition Program:

  • While many students who experience disabilities complete high school with a traditional diploma and move on to employment or continuing education, others finish with either a modified diploma or a certificate of completion and are eligible to continue receiving district special education Transition Services through the school year they turn 21 years of age.
  • These students may choose to access these Transition Services through the Community Transition Program, or CTP.
  • CTP students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on, community-based activities, including work experience, shopping, cooking, city bus access, adult academics, recreation, and more.
  • CTP staff also assist students with connecting to various adult service agencies that are essential to a smooth transition out of district services.

Youth Transition Program:

  • The district also offers working-age students ages 14-21 with disabilities access to the Youth Transition Program, or YTP.
  • YTP operates through a grant from the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or OVRS.
  • YTP is charged with providing students opportunities to build work skills, called Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS).
  • YTP students have a documented barrier to employment (e.g. disability) and are motivated to work.

CTP and YTP staff work closely together to provide Transition Services to all eligible students who choose to access them.

Support Our Students

Want to support our transition students and programs?
Look for the Transition Garden booth at the Springfield Farmers Market each summer,
or order drinks from the Coffee Cart, located at Springfield City Hall.



Contact Transition Services

Brattain House
1030 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Transition Staff: 

Hai Nguyen, Administrator, (541) 972-2021 

Sally Golden, Transition Teacher, (541) 501-3571 

Garrett Davidson, YTP Coordinator, (541) 501-3276