​Transitioning Youth

Transition planning is when a student with a disability, along with family members, the school system, and service providers, begins to plan for life after high school. This includes planning for college, work, transportation, housing, health care, and daily living. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) transition planning for students with IEPs should begin at age 14. ​

Many of the resources on MDOD apply to people with disabilities of all ages. For some resources specific to transition-age youth (ages 14-22) visit: ​


Postsecondary Education:


Health and Behavioral Health Care Transition​

​Transition Planning


Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities (IATC) 


The Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities (IATC) is a partnership of State and local government agencies, educators, family members and advocates. The IATC's purpose is to help improve the policies and practices that affect Maryland students with disabilities preparing to transition from high school to adult services, college, employment, and independent living. It meets at least four times a year and regularly creates and reviews an Interagency State Plan for Transitioning Youth with Disabilities.  


Upcoming IATC Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open to the public and held at the Workforce Technology Center, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. Contact Sandy Bowser for meeting location details. (sandy.bowser@maryland.gov

  • January 10, 2017        1:00 – 3:00pm
  • April 11, 2017              1:00 – 3:00pm
  • July 11, 2017               1:00 – 3:00pm