Transition to Adult Services

The Sioux Falls School District Transition to Adulthood Services provides services to eligible students with disabilities ages 18-21 that focus on independent daily living and employment/vocational skills training. These transition services are provided to students who have completed the academic requirements for high school, but based on their individual needs as a result of their disability, require specialized instruction and support in the transition to adulthood. The goal of the Transition to Adulthood Program is to provide students with the skills and resources necessary to live and work as successfully and independently as possible within their community.

Support and Prevention 

Special education teachers use a curriculum that supports the use of evidence-based instructional methods (i.e. explicit, systematic, and multisensory) to close academic and behavior gaps. 

Community Campus

Community Campus provides programming for students, ages 18-21, who have completed their 22 required graduation credits at a high school and meet the Campus entrance criteria. Students participate in community-based independent living and vocational training as well as continuing functional academic skill instruction. Located at the Western Mall, Community Campus is easily accessible to students by city bus and Paratransit. Staff assist students and families with transitioning to adult services as they age out of the program.

Patti Ward-Maguire

Patti Ward-Maguire

Coordinator of Secondary Special Education

✆ (605) 367-7938
✉ Email Patti Ward-Maguire
➢ IPC - SPED

Nikki Whiting

Nikki Whiting

Supervisor

✆ (605) 367-4359
✉ Email Nikki Whiting
➢ IPC - SPED