LFHS Transition Center

  • Mission Statement

    Lake Forest Transition is dedicated to preparing our young adults for postsecondary success and independent living through a strength based approach that fosters inclusive learning experiences, person centered planning, community engagement, and career pathways. 

    What are Transition Services? 

    "Transition services" means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:

    (i) is designed to be within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, which may include for-credit courses, career and technical education, and non-credit courses and instruction, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation; 

    (ii) is based on the individual child's needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests; 

    (iii) includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills, benefits counseling and planning, work incentives education, and the provision of a functional vocational evaluation. 

    Core Values

    • Prepare our young adults for postsecondary success and independent living by guiding post secondary outcomes, linking community resources, and fading supports when appropriate. 

    • Support an inclusive learning environment where all young adults, faculty and families feel a sense of belonging, are valued, and respected. 

    • Utilize our young adults’ strengths, preferences, and interests in person centered planning of the 5 Transition Domains (recreation and leisure, vocational and post-secondary, executive functioning, social emotional, and independent living) to ensure career, college and life readiness. 

    • Foster community relationships with other Transition centers, community organizations, adult transition linkages, and/or post-secondary educational/training opportunities to support our young adults and their families in the post-secondary transition process.   

    • Most importantly, we believe in celebrating successes, creating lasting friendships, and having fun!

Upcoming Events

  • RTA presentation on accessible transportation

    Parent Series: Transportation Options for Students with Disabilities

    Lake Forest Transition Center is hosting a second virtual parent series event on February 27, 2023 from 12:30pm-1:30pm. This event will feature a presentation from the Regional Transportation Authority and will cover topics related to transportation, including Local Public Transportation Options, Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra, RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Program, and Travel Safety Tips as well as a Q & A session with an RTA Representative. Please RSVP and join us for the virtual event!

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