ERIC Number: ED419330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: Terms and Concepts.
This paper provides explanations and case examples of some terms and concepts related to transition of students with disabilities under 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Explanations and examples focus on the concepts of "statement of transition service needs" and "statement of needed transition services". The statement of transition service needs focuses on the student's courses of study and other educational experiences and is required for every student on an individualized education program (IEP) who is 14 years of age and older. The statement of needed transition services is a long-range 2-4 year or longer plan for adult life and is required for every student with an IEP who is 16 years of age and older (younger, if appropriate). This statement must include long-range post-school planning in the areas of instruction, employment, community experiences, post-school adult living, and related services. Also addressed is involvement of other agencies in cooperation with the schools. A sample form for meeting transition requirements includes space for specifying desired post-school outcomes, the present level of educational performance, the statement of transition service needs, and the statement of needed transition services (presented in a matrix form showing specific services, activities/strategies, agency/responsibilities, and who will provide and/or pay.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Integrated Services, Legal Responsibility, Long Range Planning, Secondary Education, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997