Transition Services are defined in two ways:
1) From youth to adulthood: Individuals who are age 14 to 24 are developing and growing into the transition from teenager to adult and learning the skills that are needed to "transition" into living independently. Youth transition also facilitates support to young adults with disabilities into higher education, vocational training, employment, and integration into the community.
2) From an institutional setting back into the community: This definition describes the transition of people with disabilities from nursing homes, psychiatric institutions or other residential programs to home or a community-based setting in the community in which he or she decides. This transition process also provides support and assistance to those at risk of entering an institution.