NETS - North East Transition Services
NETS is a community based program specifically designed to support students in their transition to life after school.
Community Based Educational Services
To assist NEISD students with disabilities to become contributing members of the community through employment, education, training, independent life skills and self-advocacy. This is accomplished through a coordinated set of activities that is focused on improving student academic and functional achievement in order to facilitate movement from school to adult life.
NETS works with students and their families in the following areas
- Post Secondary Education and Training
- Independent Living Skills
Transition Services at NETS
Transition services at NETS assists the students in bridging the gap between high school and adult life.
- Training and insturction occures in the community; in real environments; in the real world.
- Programming for students depends on individual needs and IEP goals.
- Instruction is individualized and intensive.
- Traning and instruction is inclusive and age-appropraite.
- Students' schedules vary daily and/or weekly.
- Training and instruction occur in community based locations.
- Plans are developed by a specialized transition team: student, family, friends, case manager, adult agencies, and employers.
Parents and family members are a vital part of the transition teams at NETS.
NEISD is committed to preparing all students for adult life in an inclusive and age appropriate setting.
Criteria for Joining NETS
NETS transition services are for students with disabilities ages 18-21 who reside in NEISD and have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP), have completed their high school program, and are seeking support in skills necessary for adult life.
If high school graduation requirements have been completed, students may participate in high school graduation ceremonies and receive a certificate of accomplishment. The student's diploma is presented when the student completes all NEISD services.