Transitions can be a Challenge for Students with Special Needs

Some students struggle with transitions between activities or room to room. Other students struggle when teachers change and they move from grade to grade. All students are nervous about big transitions, such as starting school, starting high school or leaving school.

Students with physical disabilities face additional challenges because of accessibility, the equipment they use for mobility or communication, or the health or personal care supports they need at school. Articles in this section provide tips on preparing for all of these transitions. Key articles are also available in French, Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish and Simplified Chinese and links can be found at the top of each article.