Special Education: Transition Resources

Welcome to the NISD transition resources site.

Northside’s Special Education Department is committed to facilitating students’ growth to young adulthood through both transition planning and the delivery of transition services.  Because post-secondary transition is such a complicated effort, your support helps lay the foundation for its work which begins in elementary school and continues through middle and high school.  

Northside accomplishes the important work of transition planning by empowering families and providing students the tools needed to overcome many of the challenges they will face as young adults and throughout life.

Please contact your child’s special education case manager or the school’s special education department for further information.


Jeanette Driffill
NISD Special Education Transition Specialist

Upcoming Transition Events:

The NISD Special Education Department provides parent information and training sessions throughout the year as part of our Table Talk series.  Please check out our Table Talk Flyers for more information in English or Spanish.

NISD also hosts a yearly Resource Fair bringing together parents, students, staff and representatives from community organizations to assist in planning for transition services.  Please check out our Northside Community Resource Fair Flyers for more information in English or Spanish.

The Texas Parent-to-Parent Conference is being held June 21-22, 2019 at the Wyndham San Antonio.  For more information, click the link provided.

Education Service Center, Region 20, offers a variety of parent training events, webinars, and information which can be found on their website at https://www.esc20.net/page/sup_pr.Home.


Waivers & Wait-Lists Informational Video

Please view the Waivers and Wait-Lists video by Navigate Life Texas for information regarding the importance of having your children enrolled on community service wait-lists at an early age.


Please explore the transition and Medicaid resources below:

Region 20 Education Service Center Transition Resources Page

The ESC-20 Transition program serves parents, families and educators by offering resources and training on federal and state guidelines for transition services.  Staff development and technical assistance are available to support districts, charters, families, and community agencies in achieving student success as students move towards high school graduation and beyond.

Roadmap to Understanding Texas Medicaid Waivers

This site provides basic information with tips on access and use of Texas Medicaid Waivers.

Transition In Texas

Texas Transition and Employment Guide, an explanation about post-school (post-secondary) goals or transition services. 

Texas Project First

This website identifies resources and assistance to parents and families of students with disabilities. Ages 0-21+

The ARC of San Antonio

Life Enrichment programs for children, teens and adults as well as Family Outreach and Support Services 

ACCOG-IDD Services

Provides Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services for children and eligible adults living within Bexar County 

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

This guide has steps you and your parents can take to make sure you are able to find the right work or educational choices for you after high school. It also tells you where to get the services you will need after high school.

Texas Workforce Commission

Search for Vocational Rehabilitation, helps youth  prepare for post-secondary opportunities.

The Official Texas Education Agency (TEA) Transition Site

Search for resources available in the State of Texas to support transition and post-secondary life.

Texas College and Career Readiness Site

The Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center is a collection of resources and tools available to all stakeholders committed to building a strong college and career readiness culture in Texas schools. 

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

NISD Guidance & Counseling Medicaid supports and services.

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.

NISD Success Stories

Click here to watch a video of just one of our many transition success stories.

Video Resources

Project Access - On Campus Buzz

Print Resources