A Spotlight on Secondary Transition

Planning for the Future Checklist

The Planning for the Future Checklist is a tool to be used by families, students with disabilities, and IEP teams as they consider all aspects of transition planning and prepare for life after high school.  The checklist is organized by age band (ex. 14-15 years old) and lists topics/actions to consider for education/training after high school, employment, and community living.

The checklist was created by 21 and Able (an initiative of the United Way of Allegheny County) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, PaTTAN, local school districts, family members, youth, and community agencies.
The checklist is available in both English and Spanish. It is also available as an app on the Android and iPhone platforms – search “PA Planning for the Future”

The following Planning for the Future Checklist Videos depict how the checklist could be utilized during an IEP meeting.