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School Supplies

  • (2) boxes of Kleenex
  • (1) package dry erase markers
  • (1) container pop-up disinfecting wipes
  • (3) 2-pocket folders
  • (1) 1½ inch 3-ring binder
  • Wallet
  • Work out clothes (t-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, socks, and gym shoes)
  • Gym bag for work out clothes

Program Information

For general information about the program click to view the 

Transition Program Brochure

Transition Program Brochure (Spanish)


For information about rules and procedures click to view the

Transition Program Handbook

Transition Program Handbook (Spanish)


For information about program fees click to view the

Activities Account Brochure





District 205 Transition Program


Open House

This year we will be having our open house from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 3.  We encourage our students to attend with their families to show them around the building.  We will have a brief presentation from our staff at 7:30 PM.  

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.  The Transition Center will be back in session beginning Friday, August 14th.

As always we will follow the York High School calendar.  School will begin at 7:40 AM and end at 3:06 PM.  If you are utilizing a means of transportation other than the Cottage Hill Bus please plan accordingly.  If you are taking the Cottage Hill Bus you should be contacted by the bus company with pick-up and drop-off times.

Student Late Arrival Days

Students will begin school at 8:55 two Wednesday mornings per month.  Student late arrival days will occur each 

on the following dates for the 2015-2016 school year.

Wednesday, August 26th

Wednesday, September 2nd & 16th

Wednesday, October 7th, 14th & 21st

Wednesday, November 4th & 18th

Wednesday, December 2nd

Wednesday, January 6th & 20th

Wednesday, February 3th & 17th

Wednesday, March 2nd & 16th

Wednesday April, 6th & 20th

Wednesday, May 4th   

  *The transition center staff utilizes this time for professional development meetings.  If you are using a means of transportation other than the Cottage Hill bus please be aware that doors will not be opened until 8:50 on these days.


The passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) in 1990 and the subsequent reauthorization in 1997 mandate school districts to provide transition services for students with disabilities in order to improve post-school outcomes for these youth.  To help meet the requirements for transition, District 205 has developed a community-based transition program. This program is called the 18-21 program because of the age-range of students involved, and is designated to support students with disabilities who may have met the requirements for graduation, but who may need to continue to work on their transition goals. IDEA defines transition services as

A coordinated set of activities for a student, designed within an outcome-oriented process, which promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.  The coordinated set of activities shall be based upon the individual student's needs taking into account the student's preference and interests, and shall include instruction, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

 Providing transition services and supports in community settings to students ages 18-21 with intellectual disabilities allows students to expand their independence, self-advocacy, employment, and social and community integration during their final years of mandated public schooling.

Today: 10/4/15


324 N York

Elmhurst, IL


Transition Program Contact Information

Attendance Line

 (630) 617-8303

Patrick Chambers


(630) 617-2504

Justin Olson


(630) 617-5101

Tim Wealton


 (630) 617-7217

Steve Westendorf


 (630) 617-8000