Transition Services



The ultimate goal of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD), Special Education Department is the successful transition of all students from school to post-school activities - whether postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.  

Transition planning is the foundation for IEP planning process. The purpose of this website is to assist all stakeholders (students, teachers, families, and other school personnel) in developing and implementing the Transition IEP and transition planning throughout the secondary years.  

Transition Library

The Transition Library is a practical toolbox created to assist teachers with post-secondary planning. Developed by the WISD Transition Teacher Consultants, it categorizes age appropriate assessments/surveys/inventories and planning tools based on four main variables; the domain topic area you are assessing (education/training, employment, independent living, and community participation), school age level of the student (middle school, high school, and post-high school), and disability.  

There are several transition tools in the transition library including assessments, surveys, inventories, templates, and educational resources/guides to assist in the transition planning process. The library includes assessments/surveys/inventories and other transition planning tools which are downloadable, available to complete online, and those of which are available to checkout through the WISD Destiny Library.  We know that our students have various needs and that different and multiple assessments/surveys/inventories are needed to individualize the transition planning for our students. Therefore, our transition library includes varied tools from other educational institutions/entities, colleagues, and other transition professionals.  It is important as an educator that you and the team choose the right tools for assessing and transition planning for your students. 

Access the Transition Assessment Library 

Transition Tips 

Transition Tips are shared weekly by email and accessible on the WISD website for teachers, paraprofessionals, related staff providers, administrators, parents, counselors, young adult transition agencies and vocational rehabilitation staff. Transition Tips cover laws/rules/regulations, and compliance with regards to transition, assessments/inventories/surveys, national transition practices, strategies, transition planning, work-based learning, academic and life skill instruction, family involvement, professional development offerings, student offerings/opportunities and information about and how to connect with postsecondary/adult transition agencies. 

Access the "Tuesday's Transition Tips" Library 

Joy Taylor

Washtenaw Countywide
Transition TC

(734) 994-8100 ext. 1521

Kelly Higgins

WISD Programs
Transition TC

(734) 994-8100 ext. 5111

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311