Washoe Country School District
The mission of the Transition Services department is to assist students as they prepare for the transition to their post-secondary adult lives. Transition Services create opportunities for students to envision their potential for post-secondary education, meaningful employment, and community involvement. The outcome for students is to become independent and productive members of society.
Transition Services, a department of Student Support Services, provides services to transition age (14+) high school students with disabilities. Transition Services facilitates programs such as Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training, Work Experience, etc. All Transition Services procedures and forms are located on the Washoe County School District website. The Transition Services also maintains a resource library.
The Transition Services Consultants provide technical assistance and professional development to teachers and staff to meet the needs and post-secondary goals of students transitioning to adult life after high school. In addition, the Transition Services Consultants collaborate with community agencies and adult service providers to facilitate the transition planning process in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students, teachers and families.
Opportunities are available for high school students with disabilities to gain information about post-secondary opportunites ie: local community colleges, four year universities, career, and trade schools.
Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training (CBVET)
The Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training Program provides non-paid vocational training placements for high school students with disabilities. Sites are established at businesses throughout the community near area high schools. Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training is most appropriate for students unable to seek competitive employment without support(s).
The Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training experience allows students to learn and practice basic employability skills in real-world settings. School personnel supervise and assist the students at the job site. The staff monitors and evaluates all aspects of the Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training placement.
The Special Education Work Experience Program allows high school students with disabilities to receive elective credit for employment or authorized volunteer/community service. Work Experience credit does not replace or supplement standard class credit. A student earns credit by being employed. A half credit (0.5) is earned for every 60 hours worked. Credits are limited to no more than three (3) credits per semester. Total Work Experience credits may not exceed a maximum of six (6) over the course of a student’s high school experience. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2010 Community Based Career Exploration Camp (CBVEC) Video
- 2011 Community Based Career Exploration Camp (CBVEC) Video
- 2012 Community Based Career Exploration Camp (CBVEC) Video [Closed Caption]
- NDE Transition Training Modules video
- NDE IEP Example - Ann Alexander
- NDE Guidelines - IEP
- NDE Special Education Monitoring Record Review Guidelines
- Indicator 13 Checklist
- Transition Services in The IEP
- Coordinated Set of Activities-Examples
- Age of Majority Form
- Transition Planning - Useful Websites
- TMCC Registration Timeline / Transition to College
- UNR Registration Timeline / Transition to College
- Sierra Regional Center
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Nevada PEP
- Northern Nevada Center For Independent Living
Transition Services Location
1325 Corporate Blvd., Suite D
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 327-3940 Phone
(775) 857-3183 Fax
Transition Services Staff
Linda S. Valle
|Claudine Chaump |
Work Experience / VOICE Secretary
(775) 327-3940 ext. 35610
|Mary Hardin |
(775) 327-3940 ext. 35623
|Kelli Blincoe |
Community Based Career Exploration & Training Liaison III
(775) 327-3940 ext. 35622
|Salia Smith |
Job Training Facilitator
(775) 327-3940 ext. 35621