Transition Information

  • Transition to adult life begins at age fourteen.
    Transition can occur any time in a school career if one is needed to move from one environment to another. Usually the student plan is based on post-school goals after high school and graduation. Transition will focus on how a student will graduate and his/her goals after graduation.

    Will the student obtain a diploma or a certificate?
    Students must pass the high school assessments and achieve a certain number of credits. The plan for future goals is supported by giving information about vocational Rehabilitation, work evaluations, and community resources for services in our community. The school will discuss when rights transfer for a student at age eighteen. It is important for parents and students to begin to plan for the future. We need to begin the process to create the future and make decisions that help the student achieve a successful future within the community.

    Services In Our Community
    For a more complete list you may phone our office at 219-873-2000 ext. 8333, the Department of Student Support Services, and ask for a list of Transition Resources or click here: Transition Resources

    Adult Abuse/Neglect



    In-Source - Parent Support

    1703 S Ironwood Dr.

    South Bend, IN 46613



    Behavioral Health

    LaPorte Regional Health System                       

    1007 Lincoln Way,

    LaPorte, In   46350

    (888) 268-6268                                                        

    Adult Basic Education

    AK Smith Center

    817 Lafayette

    Michigan City, In 46360


    Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

    Nancy Knight Miller, LCSW, MSW

    Eastport Commons

    954 Eastport Centre Dr. Suite C

    Valparaiso, IN 46383 

    (219) 462-0521

    (800) 847-9888

    (219) 510-7495

    (219) 464-8824 Fax

    Homeless Shelter

    20 West 9th  

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 879-2552

    Paladin - Vocational and Residential Services

    4315 E Michigan Blvd                                        

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 874-4288                                                                                                 

    Michigan City Township Trustee

    (Help for Homeless)

    Listing at Assessors Office

    (219) 326-6808

    Swanson Center

    7224 W 400 N

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 879-4621                                                                                 

    Salvation Army

    201 Franklin St

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 874-6885

    Social Security Administration

    636 Pine                                                              

    Michigan City, In 46360 



    1230 St Rd 2 West

    LaPorte, In 46350


    Division of Family and Children

    1551 S. Woodland Ave.

    Michigan City, In 46360     

    (219) 872-8440

    1230 State Road 2 West, PO box 1420

    LaPorte, In 46350

    (219) 326-5870                                            

    Juvenile Probation Dept.


    813 Lincoln Way

    LaPorte, In 46350

    (219) 326-6808 Ext. 235

    Stepping Stone

    Shelter for abused Women and Children

    24 hour help

    PO Box 1045

    Michigan City, IN 46360                                          


    Kankakee Valley Workforce Div.

    344 Dunes Plaza

    Michigan City, In 46360     

    (219) 872-5575


    Social and Learning Institute

    201 E. Garfield St.

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 879-2200

    Bureau of Developmental Disabilities (BDDS)

    100 W South Street, Suite 100

    South Bend, In 46601-2435

    (574) 232-1412

    (877) 218-3059 Toll free

    Housing Authority

    621 E Michigan Blvd

    Michigan City, In 46360

    (219) 872-9556