youth, age clarified, how distinguished from pre-employment transition services
(1) Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a youth with a disability not older than twenty-four years of age, designed within an outcome-oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, work exploration and experience, vocational training, continuing and adult education, adult services, adaptive skills training and independent living, community participation, all leading to competitive and integrated employment (with or without long-term supports).
(a) Transition services are based upon the individual youth's needs, taking into account the youth's preferences and interests, and includes instruction, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation;
(b) Promotes or facilitates the achievement of the employment outcome identified in the youth's individualized plan for employment and includes outreach to and engagement of the parents, or, as appropriate, the representative of such a youth with a disability.
(2)(a) Transition services are distinguished from preemployment transition services because they are specific, individualized, and planned services for eligible VR participants.
(b) Preemployment transition services are more general and exploratory, and may be provided to individuals who are potentially eligible for VR services, and are not older than twenty-one years of age (WAC67-25-290).
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.18 RCW. WSR 05-08-097, § 67-25-399, filed 4/4/05, effective 5/5/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 74.15 RCW. WSR 95-06-057, § 67-25-399, filed 2/28/95, effective 3/31/95.]