ERIC Number: ED475509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Transition at Age 3: Steps for Success Transition Guide for Oklahoma Children with Disabilities, Their Families, SoonerStart Early Intervention Services, Schools, and Community Programs.
Sharp, Mark, Ed.; Villines-Hackney, Amber, Ed.; Rush, Dathan, Ed.; Shelden, M'Lisa, Ed.; Hansen, Laura, Ed.
This guide was developed to support families, the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program, schools, and community programs in meeting the federal and state requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 for transition of children at age three. It provides guiding principles, recommended practices, and tools to promote smooth and effective transitions. The guide also serves to encourage practices that will reflect a home, school, and community partnership to benefit all concerned, including the family and child, the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program, local schools, and, ultimately, the community at large. Information is included on the transition timeline, Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), evaluation and assessment, eligibility determination, and parental rights. Three appendices include: (1) A Look at My Child's Development; (2) A Guide for Sharing Information during Transition; and (3) The Continuum of Placement Options. The guide also contains a list of common abbreviations, a glossary of terms, and recommended readings to help children transition at age three. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Integrated Services, Parent Rights, Preschool Education, Program Implementation, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997