Welcome to the Interagency Transition Council (ITC) Web site! We offer this Web site in the spirit and purpose of a story often heard and shared as “The Star Thrower.”1 Specifically, we seek to provide information and encouragement to existing Interagency Transition Councils, as well as to anyone interested in developing a new ITC.
An Interagency Transition Council (ITC) team brings together a variety of stakeholders who are supporting youth with disabilities so they can have the best chance for success as adults.” (“Interagency Transition Councils: Stakeholders at Work” – PowerPoint by Lu Nations-Miller, Ed. D., GaDOE Transition Specialist)
Just as Loren Eiseley chose to emulate the star thrower, seeking to save the lives of storm-stranded starfish by lofting them back into the sea, our goal is to support you in supporting youth with disabilities to make a successful transition to adult life. Towards this end, we also share the quotation Eiseley selected to open The Unexpected Universe
If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult. ---Heraclitus
1The original source of the star thrower story found in various versions on the Internet is most likely an essay, “The Star Thrower,” in The Unexpected Universe by Loren Eiseley, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, © 1969.