S.A. Wilson Center
930 Leta Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Transition Link Services are provided for 18-21 year old students with remaining needs in any or all of the post-secondary goal areas. Needed services are determined by the staffing team at annual, triennial, or special request IEP reviews. The goal of TLS is to provide a link between public school based and community based services and supports. TLS direct and indirect services are provided in the following areas:
- Determining appropriate post-secondary educational opportunities.
- Providing work experience opportunities in competitive, supported, or sheltered settings.
- Providing community classes and activities promoting community participation and independent living.
- Providing assistance in establishing linkages with community resources providing long-term residential and/or vocational support.
Transition Services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a coordinated set of activities for a student, designed within an outcome-oriented process, that promote movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
The coordinated set of activities must be based on individual student’s needs taking into account the student’s preferences and interests and shall include:
- Community experiences
- Development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives
- Acquisition of daily living skills (when appropriate)
- Functional vocational evaluation (when appropriate)
There are a variety of agencies, community resources, and services that are available through WSD#3 Transition Link Services. Please see below for descriptions of these types of services.