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ERIC Number: ED348812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Transition Services: Developing and Implementing IEPs for Life after School.
Goodman, Beth; Iseman, Sheila
This paper suggests a framework for analyzing needs of students with disabilities in dealing with transition services in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). It outlines procedures to follow to ensure adequate service delivery. The framework and procedures are intended to result in IEPs that not only will survive legal challenges but also will assist students in making successful transitions to life beyond school. The paper defines transition services in terms of legal requirements and notes the types of transition services, such as postsecondary education, vocational rehabilitation, continuing education, competitive or sheltered employment, independent living, and other adult services. The need for delineation of transition services in IEPs is emphasized, and possible areas of deficit that require IEP goals and objectives are noted. Current legal requirements for addressing transition services are described, and the question of how seriously to weight student preferences is discussed. A five-component transition process is outlined, as follows: identify the targeted post-school environment, identify the skills needed for the student to succeed in the targeted environment, identify services needed for the student to attain these skills, identify and involve appropriate service providers, and develop a transition timeline. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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