Arkansas Transition Services

Arkansas Transition Services

What We Do

Arkansas Transition Services serves all 75 counties in Arkansas in an effort to improve transition outcomes for students with disabilities. Our mission is to effectively assist students with disabilities, educators, parents, agency personnel and community members in preparing students to transition from school to adult life and reach positive post-school outcomes. We provide technical assistance, trainings and consultations to special education teachers and other relevant staff, as well as to various agency personnel. Our services are provided at no cost.

Who We Are

Arkansas Transition Services is a small, hardworking consultant group which serves Arkansas school districts in affiliation with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit. Although each transition consultant serves different parts of the state, we work as one unit to provide the best technical assistance and training opportunities for transitioning students in special education to life after high school at no cost to the school districts.

Services We Provide

General Technical Assistance

  •  ATS Quarterly Newsletter
  •  Website materials and tools
  •  Brochures and handouts
  •  Exhibit/present at state conferences
  •  Attend local transition fairs and provide general information
  •  Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes evidence-based practices
  •  Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  •  Attend/present at LEA meetings
  • Provide online Training Modules
  • Provide training on interagency collaboration practices
  • Provide an opportunity for students to attend Film Camp to explore career options

Targeted Technical Assistance

  •  Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes and evidence based practices
  •  Provide onsite TA, consults
  •  Allow district access to our library of transition assessments and materials
  •  Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  •  Conduct File Reviews
  •  Data Collection, Analysis & Reports
  •  Facilitate development of transition teams/attend Transition team meetings
  •  Participate in Cadre meetings
  •  Attend and help plan Transition fairs & Parent Nights
  •  Facilitate teacher/student connections with community agencies
  •  Plan and provide learning opportunities at Summit
  •  Provide College Bound Arkansas summer camp activities for students with disabilities
  •  Conduct surveys to better define needs within districts and within the state
  • Provide online Training Modules
  • Provide training on interagency collaboration practices
  • Provide an opportunity for students to attend Film Camp to explore career options

Intensive Technical Assistance

  •  Provide various transition trainings including development of transition plans, predictors of post-school successes and evidence-based practices
  •  Provide customized onsite consults
  •  Research and develop various trainings and materials for trainings
  •  Allow district access to our library of transition assessments and materials
  •  Conduct File Reviews and recommendations for additional training
  •  Data Collection, Analysis & Reports
  •  Facilitate PCP meetings
  •  Facilitate development of transition teams/attend Transition team meetings
  •  Participate in Cadre meetings
  •  Attend and help plan Transition fairs & Parent Nights
  •  Facilitate teacher/student connections with community agencies
  •  Plan and provide learning opportunities at Summit
  •  Provide College Bound Arkansas summer camp activities for students with disabilities
  • Incorporate district leadership teams’ work in scaling up evidence-based practices gradually into other districts 

For more information, please contact:

Bonnie Boaz
Coordinator
Arkansas Transition Services
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 425
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:501-375-6487