Welcome to Transition Services

  • Mission Statement

    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
    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 opportunities 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 allow students to learn and practice basic employability skills in real-world settings. School personnel supervises and assist the students at the job site. The staff monitors and evaluates all aspects of the Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training placement. For more information, please contact BFullerton@washoeschools.net.
    Work Experience
    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 60-180 hours worked.  Credits are limited to no more than half (0.5) credit per semester.  Total Work Experience credits may not exceed a maximum of three (3) over the course of a student's high school experience.  For more information, please contact  cchaump@washoeschools.net
    2020 CAMP
    Who:     Washoe County School District, Vocational Rehabilitation and Bloom Consulting present:
    What:    2020 "On the Right Track" Career Exploration Camp
    Where:  WCSD VOICE Program - 1325 Corporate Blvd. Suite D., Reno, NV  89502
    When:   June 15-19, 2020 (8am - 3pm Monday - Friday)
    Why and How:  Using the Self-Directed Search System, participants will be paired into small groups based upon their career track, functioning, and age.  They will then engage in fun, hands-on activities, specific to that career track, designed to expose them to the soft and hard skills, post-secondary education, job market conditions, and availability of these careers.  Under the supervision of camp staff, students will volunteer at community job sites by accessing public transportation, listneing to guest speakers in their interest area, researching post-secondary degree options, and practicing interviewing and other needed soft skills for workplace success.  Lunch and transportation will be provided.  
    For more information, please contact Dr. James Williams @ (512)-537-1661 or email @ JWilliams@bloomconsultingco.com or Claudine Chaump @ (775) 327-3940 or email @ cchaump@washoeschools.net
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  • Susan Williams
    Transition Services Coordinator
    WCSD Student Services
    775-327-3940 ext. 35611
    775-857-3183 Fax
    Claudine Chaump
    Transition Services
    WCSD Work Experience
    VOICE Secretary
    775-327-3940 ext. 35610
    775-857-3183 Fax
    Beverly Fullerton
    Community Based Career Exploration & Training Liaison
    775-327-3940 ext. 35622
    775-857-3183 Fax




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