Transition Services


For life beyond graduation

Formal transition planning for life beyond graduation begins at the age of 14 in Maryland.  It is discussed annually at the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting.

The Maryland School for the Blind’s Transition program assists students and their families as they prepare to leave school and move to:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Vocational training
  • Integrated employment (including supported employment)
  • Continuing education
  • Adult services
  • Independent living
  • Community participation

As students complete their educational entitlement programs, they enter the adult service world of eligibility, where individuals may be deemed eligible for services based on agency guidelines and funding availability.  Establishing linkages with adult funding agencies such as the Developmental Disabilities Administrations (DDA) and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) is an integral part of transitioning and learning to navigate the adult service world.

For more information about Transition Services, contact:

Kelly Gealy, Transition Specialist
410.444.5000 ext. 1382 | kellyk@mdschblind.org