When students are identified as having exceptionalities, their families, parents, and caregivers usually have many questions such as:
- “What resources are available for my student?”
- “What guidance is available to support a successful transition into adulthood?”
- “How can I best help my student achieve their dreams and goals?”
At the Nevada Division on Career Development and Transition (NV-DCDT), we offer information, support, and resources on transition services, career planning, and post-secondary education. Here are some of the ways we help students with exceptionalities and their parents, families, and caregivers:
- We connect them to stakeholders and resources around Nevada and the United States.
- We offer tips and up-to-date information about transition services.
- We help parents, families, and caregivers feel connected to the process.
- We share options during and after high school.
- We create a welcoming place where parents, families, and caregivers of students with exceptionalities can find information and talking points to use during the transition planning process.
- We support and help them be more independent and aware of service providers that fit their students’ needs.
- We advise teachers and administrators about how to involve parents, families, and caregivers more in the transition planning process, from decisions, support, attending meetings, and advocating for their students.