Effects of CIRCLES on the Provision of Transition Services and the Resulting Transition Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

Researchers are evaluating an intervention designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities as they transition from school to the community.

Investigators on this 5-year efficacy grant are evaluating the Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students (CIRCLES) program. The CIRCLES intervention aims to improve transition outcomes for students with disabilities by improving interagency collaboration among teachers and community agency personnel to increase (a) student self-determination, (b) knowledge and perspectives of the transition planning process, and (c) secondary and postsecondary engagement. 

Over the five-year project, approximately 2,380 students with disabilities attending 70 high schools in three states will participate in the CIRCLES program.

This is a subaward with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from the U.S. Department of Education.


7/1/22 - 6/30/27


United States Department of Education