Special Education: Transition Resources

Hello Parents,

Welcome to the NISD Transition page.  This site will hopefully answer any questions you may have about your Childs transition after high school to the real world.   Transition does not start in high school; this is a process that needs to begin in elementary school, with the identification of the student’s interest and preferences.   A major goal for transition is having the students “know” they have a disability and what accommodations and modifications successfully impact their learning process.

NISD has a variety of special education programs and services that help support students with disabilities in the classroom. Our goal is not just for classroom accomplishments in the classroom but in all areas of life, and this includes post secondary education and the workforce.  Parent Involvement and active student participation is an important aspect of our program.  Transition cannot take place without support at home.  Help your child understand the support and services that benefit them at school. 

This site will have several links to help answer any questions you may have about transition services. 

If you have any questions regarding the transition process please contact me at 210-397-8859 or Samuel.gonzalez@nisd.net   You can also contact your child’s high school campus coordinator or students case manager

Thank you,

Sam Gonzalez

Transition Coordinator NISD

Please explore the transition and Medicaid resources below:

The official Texas Education Agency (TEA) website for transition. 

Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center (OCCRRC)

Transition In Texas - helps parents gain a better understanding of the transition process from high school to the world of adult activities. 

Texas Project First - created by parents for parents in conjunction with TEA, provides accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities. 

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) - Is an organization committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.  TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to parent support, resource referral, and education.  TxP2P educates professionals about the unique needs of children with the goal of improving care and opportunities.  TxP2P is dedicated to championing efforts of a diverse set of parent support groups and advocacy on behalf of the well being of children.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) - HHSC oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of the Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs.

Children's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

Parent Center Hub - Transition planning for youths with disabilities

Think College - College options for students with disabilities

I'm Determined - The I’m Determined project, a state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.

Pacer Center - Through more than 30 projects PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decision about education and other related services for their child or young adult with disabilities.