Frequently Asked Questions
What are "transition services" in special education?
Special Education transition services under IDEA refers to a "results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement for students with disabilities that facilitates their successful movement from school to post-school life.” IDEA requires transition services to include measurable postsecondary goals in the areas of employment, training/education and independent living skills where appropriate. Simply put, transition services are the vehicle that provides the appropriate instruction and support to prepare students for postsecondary young adult life.
What is the Mosaic program?
The Mosaic program is just one service model for transition services in Humble ISD as outlined by IDEA and may not fit all student and family needs. Students enrolled in Humble ISD who receive special education services with modified curriculum may be eligible to move from their high school campus to the Mosaic program following their senior year of high school if they have met all the state academic credit requirements, finished their state testing and have transition needs as based on assessment(s) reviewed by the ARD committee.
The Mosaic program is located at the Community Learning Center in Humble, Texas and teaches adult students within four domains: Independent Living, Employability, Recreation and Leisure and Lifelong Learning. Mosaic students do not work on academics, but instead work on self-determination and independent living skills based on their specific transition plans.
What steps do I need to take to determine if my child meets the criteria for Mosaic?
Planning for your child's transition into adult life should begin as soon as possible. During their high school tenure, though, it is especially important as they are on the doorstep of young adulthood. Contact your child's case manager and/or Transition Specialist and request a time to discuss their transition plan and what supports and strategies are needed to achieve that plan. Typically, a Person Centered Plan (PCP), is scheduled on or before their junior year in high school where the student, family and school staff get together to discuss the child's strengths, needs and specific transition plan. Based on this information and other formal and informal assessments, the ARD committee decides on what is needed to support the student and family according to their transition plan. If Mosaic is determined to be appropriate, the Transition Specialist at the high school will contact Mosaic in order to develop an intake plan.
Still have questions?
Go to the contact page and reach out to our Mosaic Lead Teachers for more information.