ERIC Number: ED457609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Transition from the Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program to the School District Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities. Technical Assistance Paper 10925.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
This technical assistance paper focuses on the transition of children with disabilities birth to three and their families from the Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program for children ages birth to three to the Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities for children ages three to five. The information presented is consistent with the requirements for transition outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997. Presented in a question and answer format, information is provided on the following topics: (1) goals of the transition process; (2) eligibility for preschool services; (3) parent permission; (4) starting services; (5) initiating the transition process; (6) timing of the services; (7) recommended components of a transition interagency agreements and how agreements promote transition planning; (8) the purpose of the transition planning meeting; (9) participants of the transition planning meeting; (10) documentation; (11) participation of the early intervention primary service coordinator in the transition meeting; (12) use of the family support plan; (13) differences between the family support plan and the Individualized Education Program; (14) temporary assignments; and (15) options for providing uninterrupted services. An appendix includes a transition plan form. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Teacher Conferences, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Special Education, Transitional Programs
Florida State Dept. of Education, Bureau of Instructional Support & Community Services, Turlington Building, 325 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679; Web site: http://www.firn.edu/doe/commhome.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997