ERIC Number: ED484253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Interagency Transition Team Development and Facilitation. Essential Tools.
Stodden, Robert A.; Brown, Steven E.; Galloway, L. M.; Mrazek, Susan; Noy, Liora
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET)
The purpose of this Essential Tool is to assist state-level transition coordinators and others responsible for forming, conducting, and evaluating the performance of interagency transition teams that are focused upon the school and post-school needs of youth with disabilities. This Essential Tool is designed to guide the coordination efforts of people working at the grassroots level up through the state government. This Essential Tool will assist state interagency transition teams to operate in an efficient and successful manner. In turn, this Essential Tool will help define the primary purpose of an interagency transition team: to improve post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities who are transitioning from secondary school to adult living. This interagency transition team Essential Tool will help state transition coordinators and other current or potential interagency team facilitators learn: (1) Why it is valuable to form and use an interagency transition team; (2) The purpose of an interagency transition team; (3) What an interagency transition team does; (4) The roles and responsibilities interagency transition team leaders/facilitators and members need to follow to fulfill their duties; (5) Who should serve on an interagency transition team and how to select members; (6) The most opportune times for interagency transition teams to do their work; (7) Where various interagency transition teams fit into state, district, and local systems; (8) How to solve problems regarding typical transition issues encountered within the team; and (9) How to evaluate the activities, actions, and value of an interagency transition team.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Transitional Programs, State Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Independent Living, Cooperative Planning, Guides, Secondary School Students, Individualized Transition Plans
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.