ERIC Number: ED403718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Transition into Individualized Education Programs.
Avoke, Selete; And Others
This document is intended to assist Iowa school districts and area education agencies in planning and recording the transition service needs of students with disabilities. Its purpose is to provide educators responsible for the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with additional strategies, ways of thinking, and ways to document transition to comply with federal guidelines established in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The first section is a statement of beliefs which focuses on the importance of transition planning and use of the Iowa Transition Model to promote a holistic view of the student within and across education and adult environments. A summary of requirements under IDEA is then provided. The guide then offers specific guidelines for infusing transition into IEPs through alternately citing sections of IDEA and offering guidelines for implementation and compliance. This section addresses the IEP, transition services, preparing for the IEP meeting, holding the IEP meeting, and after the IEP meeting. An extensive appendix includes frequently asked questions and answers; a listing of federal transition-related legislation; sample IEP letters; the "Iowa Transition Model 10 Critical Areas of Need"; an outline of student self-determination skills for active participation in the IEP; suggestions for parents with children in transition; sample annual goals and short-term objectives; sample statements of "transition service not needed"; sample documentation of needed transition services; a sample summary of transition services; and a suggested checklist for monitoring the transition requirements of IDEA. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act