ERIC Number: ED445419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for Transition: Planning for Transition Services during the IEP Process, Ages 14 through 21.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
This brochure explains federal requirements for transition services for secondary students with disabilities, the importance of transition services, and transition planning in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The roles and responsibilities of the student, special and regular education teachers, parents, adult service agency representatives, and other members of the transition team are discussed. The pamphlet also outlines the responsibilities of school districts, including: (1) notifying parents of the date, time, and location of the transition IEP meeting; (2) setting up a mutually agreed upon time and location for the meeting determined with parental input; (3) ensuring parents understand the proceedings of the IEP meeting; (4) using alternative methods to gather parent input regarding transition if needed; (5) inviting students to participate in their IEP meeting; (6) incorporating preferences of the students into the IEP; (7) ensuring that by age 14 or earlier, the IEP of a student specifies services needed that focus on the general course of study for individual students; and (8) ensuring that starting at the age of 16 or earlier, the student has a statement of needed transition services that includes instruction, related services, community experiences, and development of employment or other post-school living objectives. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997