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The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, hereinafter referred to as "Project 10," is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. Project 10 serves as the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education, specifically the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), and relevant school district personnel in addressing law and policy, effective practices, and research-based interventions in the area of transition services for youth with disabilities.
Project 10 is currently focusing on four major initiatives outlined below: Capacity Building, Interagency Collaboration, Transition Legislation and Policy, and Student Development and Outcomes. The project also supports transition initiatives developed through the BEESS Strategic Plan 2013-18.
Project 10 will provide support for transition activities implemented through BEESS, specifically through the statewide development and implementation of evidence-based practices and alignment with general education initiatives. The Project will collaborate with others in identifying and implementing methods for improving the transition outcomes of youth with disabilities. Project 10 will provide training and technical assistance, including product development and dissemination, to assist school districts and other stakeholders in building capacity to implement secondary transition.
Project 10 will provide funding and logistical support for developing and maintaining state and district level interagency activities. The project will also identify recommended practices in transition related interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration and partner in collaborative activities.
Transition Legislation and Policy
Project 10 will provide training and technical assistance, including product development and dissemination, related to state and national legislation, State Board of Education Rule, and policy, including compliance requirements to transition stakeholders.
Student Development and Outcomes
Project 10 will provide training and technical assistance, including product development and dissemination, to transition stakeholders in the following areas: assessment and instruction; student-centered planning and self-determination; independent living, including recreation and leisure; postsecondary education and training; and career development and employment. Project 10 will support exemplary transition sites that model the use of evidence-based practices of student development in improving transition outcomes.