A partnership involving students with disabilities, families, school and post-school service personnel, local community representatives, and employers. All students leave school to transition into their adult lives. "Transition" describes that critical transformation and includes the education, legal information, planning, and community connections of our special education students need to achieve adult goals.

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Krista Krefeld-Freier

Phone: 616-738-8944
Extension: 4844

2021 Virtual Transition Workshops - Winter Series

PDF Document 2021 Virtual Transition Workshop Flyer (new window)

Who Should Attend?

Parents/Guardians/Family members who have a young adult with a disability, teachers, school staff, and others who are interested in helping students transition to life after school.

Register to Attend

To register for a workshop(s), please go to:

Google Forms 2021 Virtual Transition Workshop Registration Form (new window)

Please be sure to indicate which workshop(s) you plan to attend.  You will receive a confirmation email, including a Zoom link to access the workshop.  There must be a minimum of 5 attendees registered by the deadline date or the event will be canceled.


Accessing Services and Opportunities with
Community Mental Health (CMH) of Ottawa County

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


This informational session via Zoom will focus on the criteria for eligibility for services with Community Mental Health of Ottawa County, as well as a discussion on the various Medicaid services covered for adults.  The resources presented will include those which assist adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to live and participate in the community.


Accessing Resources and Opportunities with
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


There are many ways Vocational Rehabilitation may assist a young adult with a disability in preparing for and attaining employment, exploring careers, and participating in further education and training.  During this session via Zoom, attendees will learn about a variety of services offered by Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS).


Exploring Programs and Opportunities at Careerline Tech Center (CTC)

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Careerline Tech Center is offered to juniors and seniors in high school within Ottawa Area ISD. As students prepare for graduation, CTC has been a positive experience for many students as they make decisions about their next step in life. Each program offers a sneak peek into a career through challenging academic and lab experiences. What does it take for students to be successful in a CTC program? Join us at this session via Zoom to find out.