DOTS teachers provide training and support in writing Individualized Transition Plans, or ITPs. The ITP is a portion of the IEP that deals explicitly with transition instruction and activities. The ITP process begins before students turn 14. Students are given an interest assessment and the ITP portion of the IEP is included.
Students and parents are encouraged to participate in the ITP process through providing information on student interests, goals and dreams as well as the student's current abilities.