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Secondary Transition


Purpose:  To ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.


Online Transition Resource List

Outside of District Transition Contacts

Family to Family Network Workshop Series Hosted at South Valley School

Please Click on this Flier for the Family to Family network meetings topics and how to register

The meetings are held at South Valley School at 8400 S. Redwood Road from 7:00-8:30 PM

The dates are as follows:

Annual Agency Fair

The annual Agency Fair is a multi-district event for students with disabilities, parents, families, and educators to learn more about community agencies that provide support and services for students, especially as they prepare for post-high school education, employment and independent living.  Agency representatives will be available to answer questions and offer information regarding many services such as: employment, family support programs, guardianship, independent living, transition programs, and much, much more.

The Agency Fair is co-sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education, Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), Salt Lake Community College, and the following School Districts:  Canyons, Granite, Murray, Salt Lake City, and Jordan.

  • Agency Fair 2018

ASPIRE Project

ASPIRE is a project involving six states (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah), and youth ages 14 to 16 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  ASPIRE Utah is a project of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, and provides help to learn more about supports, resources, college and adult life, and services to find employment.  ASPIRE is a study to compare services and supports to find out what works best for youth and families.  Please click on the following link for more information about the ASPIRE Project:

  • Contact Person:  Carol Ruddell (

Next Vista for Learning:  Videos about Careers

Next Vista for Learning hosts videos created by teachers and students for the purpose of sharing great information with other teachers and students.

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority

The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) is a Utah state government agency and is part of the Utah System of Higher Education. The mission of the UHEAA is to guide families through the financing of higher education.

Utah Parent Center:   Transition to Adult Life

The Utah Parent Center is sponsoring monthly, transition to adult life, mini-conferences.  For information regarding the list of monthly topics, registration, meeting times, etc., please click on the following link:

Get Your Teen or Adult with Special Needs Ready for Transition!

Utah State Office of Education, Special Education Services:  Transition Website

Utah State University - Aggies Elevated Program: 

Aggies Elevated is a two-year certificate program at Utah State University designed to make the college experience accessible for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  This postsecondary program seeks to provide college students with learning opportunities leading to independence, employment, and career development. For more information about the Aggies Elevated Program, please click on the following link:

Aggies Elevated Frequently Asked Questions

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors:  The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation provides transition services to eligible students with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life.  The following Voc Rehab Counselors are available to consult with special education teams and students

Scott Taylor 801.446.2583 Priscilla Griffin 801.446.2570 Victoria Smeltzer 801.446.2589 Elise Harward 801.446.2584 Hillari Pendergraft 801.957.8207 Jesus Moreno 801.446.2572 Julia Fox 801.957.8214
Riverton High Bingham High Valley High Kauri Sue Hamilton Copper Hills High River's Edge West Jordan High
Herriman High
South Valley