ERIC Number: ED381939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Services: A Planning and Implementation Guide.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Special Education Services.
This booklet contains guidelines for implementing a planning process that enhances the transition-related results of New York school districts' individualized education programs (IEP) for students with disabilities. The guide highlights applicable federal and state law and regulations and provides a logical process that addresses transition services requirements. The process enables parents, students, adult agency representatives, and other members of the school and community to work together to develop and carry out services. The guide addresses student and family participation, steps in the IEP process, a transition planning timeline, vocational assessment, the confidentiality release process, roles and responsibilities of school district staff, creating collaborative interagency arrangements, and referral for vocational rehabilitation services. Commonly asked questions are answered, and a list of contact persons at Regional Transition Coordination Sites is provided. Appendices offer sample letters, forms, a transition questionnaire, goals and objectives, and assessment tools. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Special Education Services.
Identifiers: New York