Transition Services

Transition Services are activities that prepare students with disabilities to move from school to post-school life.

Transition Overview

  1. Transition Overview, produced by The Arc of Snohomish County, on Vimeo (49:02 minute video)

Resources Relating to Transition Services

Job Foundation

Job Foundation is an opportunity for Employment Providers to get to know high school transition students earlier (ages 19 to 20 years old) by gathering information, creating a compressive report and sharing with the student's team. Students will segue into School to Work if they are interested in continuing on their employment path.  For more information, go to the Job Foundation page.

School to Work

School to Work is an opportunity for students in their last year of transition (ages 20 to 21 years old) to work with an employment provider to support them in finding gainful employment prior to leaving school. For more information, go to the School to Work page.

Transition Fair

The Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair is held each year as an opportunity for self-advocates and their families to access, and become educated, on resources which will support/enable each individual to pursue their employment/career goals. For more information, go to the Transition Fair page.

Educational Supports

College Options for Transition Students

  • Colleges 
    • Edmonds Community College - Pursuit Program: College and Workplace Readiness
    • Bellevue College - Occupational and Life Skills. Offers an Associates Degree
    • Everett Community College - in process of developing a program for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). Will provide more information as program develops more
    • Skagit Valley College - INVEST Program - INVEST students may earn a 1- or 2-year local employability certificate while taking core INVEST classes and elective classes out on campus.
  • Link HS vs College comparison document - coming soon!
  • High School Transition Tool Kit through ARC (PDF)
  • Think College
  • Do It (Linked with University of Washington)
  • Sno-Isle Skills Center - prepare high school students for the Hi-Tech Workforce

Contact Information

Deb Gall

Snohomish County Transition Services Coordinator or