18-21 Transition Program

The 18-21 Transition Program supports young adults in becoming independent in their community

The Denver Public Schools Transition to Independence Program provides a continuum of services to support students, ages 18-21 with disabilities, to support their post-secondary education, competitive integrated employment, and independent living readiness goals towards independence in the community setting. Programming is individualized to support each student, leveraging their personal strengths, preferences and interests to achieve their post-secondary goals. The Transition to Independence Program goal is to support students to be independent in their communities.

Watch this video to see community based service in action or take a look at the great work our 18-21 students are doing in this video.

Bridge to Post-Secondary Education

Focus on filling gaps to attend a University, Community College or Technical College.

student and teacher

Bridge to Employment

Focus on necessary employment skills to be a successful employee .

Bridge to Community Access/Independent Living

Focus on accessing and living independently in the community.


Please contact Amy Swisher

Phone: 720-423-3152 or Email Amy Swisher

Offices next to North High School - Strive Building

Team Members

All members of the team work together to provided individualized supports for each student.

Casemanagers, Job Coaches, and Support Providers are all employees of Denver Public Schools.

Community Partners vary based on the needs of students.

Past and current partners include The Hope Center, Equine Partnership Program, Mental Health Center of Denver, Financial Health Institute, IN! The Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education, Denver Parks & Rec, Colorado State University EFNEP, Atlantis Community, Guided by Humanity, REVEL and more.