Transition Programme – from school to adult life

What is Transition?

Transition is a process that occurs for young people who are in their last years of high school and preparing to move on. The aim is to move students smoothly into post-school education, employment and/or community services and activities.

Transition planning involves setting goals and developing skills and experiences to lead a happy, purposeful and productive life after school.

Life Unlimited will work with the young person, their family/whānau and the school to make the transition from school to adult life as easy as possible.

The process is driven by the student/ whānau and the student is actively engaged in determining/implementing their future goals.

Life Unlimited offers information and support that opens the door to a wider range of inclusive community-based options for the young person and their family.  Download the information sheet.

Who can access the Life Unlimited Transition Programme?

  • Students with a disability who are funded as part of the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) and need support to achieve a successful transition into post school activities.
  • Students preparing to leave school will benefit from the Life Unlimited Transition Programme and are usually 16 to 21 years old.

How will Transition benefit you?

  • Identify a clear plan to enter adulthood and live a more independent life.
  • Raise self-esteem, confidence and motivation through participation and self-development.
  • Gain knowledge in services available to you.
  • Identify dreams and goals for the future
  • Build personal development and social skills.

Cost and delivery

  • There is no cost to students or their families to use our Transition Programme.
  • The programme is coordinated by Life Unlimited staff, with one-on-one support provided.

How does our Transition Programme work?

  • We meet with the student and help them identify their goals for a good life. We also meet their family and school.
  • We help the student make a transition plan based on their skills and strengths so they can meet their goals.
  • We provide one-on-one support to help students work towards their goals and transition smoothly from school life into successful and fulfilling futures.


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