High Fives

About Us

The Transition Academy is your source for special needs college and career planning. Students, families and teachers now have a navigation tool to explore options after high school!


Save the Date!
Class of 2020 Celebration

Friday August 7, 2020 // 11 AM

Streaming on Facebook & Youtube

Join The Transition Academy, alongside Kansas City leaders, as we (safely) celebrate the graduating class of 2020! Featured Speakers include Dr. Mark Bedell, Kansas City Schools Superintendent, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, keynote from Johnny Gordon, and more!


You just graduated high school... now what?

Friday August 7, 2020 // 12 PM

Transition Fair for Students with Disabilities

Streaming on Facebook & Youtube

The Transition Academy invites parents and students to explore all the options and resources available including pathways to higher education, employment opportunities, support coordinator guardianship, and more! Hear from experts in 10-minute breakout conversations about the variety of options available in Kansas City and beyond!


Meet Our Founder

The Transition Academy was founded by Kim Riley, a parent determined to make sure students with disabilities get to explore college and career options after high school. And if the option doesn't exist, let's create it together.

Upcoming Events
Transition Fair for Students with Disabilities
Transition Fair Livestream
Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration
Class of 2020 Celebration Livestream

What We Do

The Transition Academy offers college and career opportunities including:

  • College tours

  • Job training program tours

  • Life skills/Independent Living program tours

  • SPED teacher professional development

  • Parent advocacy training

  • Life after high school planning



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