ERIC Number: ED460466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices for Coordinating Transition Services: Information for Consumers, Parents, Teachers and Other Service Providers.
Kilburn, Joan, Ed.; Critchlow, Janice, Ed.
This guide to planning for transition from school to work for middle school or high school students with disabilities in California is intended to assist parents, teachers, and other service providers in coordinating person-centered transition planning and services. The first section examines requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California School to Work Interagency Transition Partnership (SWITP) regarding transition. The next section focuses on required individual transition plans, identifies essential components, suggests a transition planning process, lists agency resources, and provides a transition planning checklist. A section on transition teams includes a list of qualities and benefits of effective transition teams and a suggested order for team meetings. Interagency coordination teams are considered next in a section which includes a pre-meeting agenda survey and a sample agenda of an interagency coordination meeting. The next section lists California contacts and resources, including contacts for more information about transition teams, contacts for information about transition and system change, SWITP statework group contacts, and resources to support interagency collaboration. A final section offers suggestions for involvement and observations from the field about transition and coordinated services. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Individualized Transition Plans, Integrated Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Meetings, Program Development, State Legislation, State Standards, Teamwork, Transitional Programs
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act