School-to-Work Transition

School-to-Work Transition helps students, as young as age 14, and their families think about and plan for life after high school.

DSB counselors assist with this transition by:

  • Consulting on the student’s vocational activities including part-time employment and internships
  • Participating in Individual Education Plan meetings
  • Providing information regarding our services for adults, including job counseling and training in the adaptive skills of blindness
  • Working in collaboration with students, parents, and school staff on post-school activities

What are the parents and students’ responsibilities?
Until the student is 18 years old, a parent or guardian will sign to authorize services. Parental involvement and support is very important, especially in the early part of the process. Our goal is to move the student toward greater independence. Parents and students are asked to attend meetings with the DSB counselor and school staff to work in collaboration on post-school activities.

Do I have to pay for DSB services?
All DSB services are free of charge.

How long do DSB services last?
There is no set time limit. Time varies depending on the individual needs of the client and the services provided.

Once the student has reached the age of 18, he/she can continue to receive services in:

For more information, please contact us at 800-552-7103 or info@dsb.wa.gov.