in transition was founded in 2017 and was born out of the transition experience of one family.
Grant Pereira was born with a rare condition called "Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum," born without the membrane that connects the two hemispheres of his brain. At 21 years old, he had been bagging groceries at Kroger for two years after graduating high school with his GED.
His parents had been searching extensively for post-high programs that would fit his very unique set of needs and personality. There proved to be few suitable programs that would admit him based on aptitude test scores.
After having expended what appeared to be all options, the family received a surprise call from a post-high program to which Grant had applied some months prior. In an unprecedented turn of events, the previous admission decision had been reversed and Grant was offered a position in the program.
However heartwarming, the outcome of Grant's experience is rare - it illustrates the complexities of navigating a special needs student's transition after high school. Roughly 62% of students with disabilities graduate high school, and of those 62%, a growing number are never able to gain complete independence from their families.
in transition was founded to support high schools in giving special needs students and their parents the supplemental education and resources needed to successfully navigate that transition.