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ERIC Number: ED529738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
State Efforts to Meet the Early Childhood Transition Requirements of IDEA. inForum
Muller, Eve; Whaley, Kathy; Rous, Beth
Project Forum
In March 2008, the National Early Childhood Transition Initiative released a document developed collaboratively over several months titled "Designing and Implementing Effective Early Childhood Transition Processes". The document was created as a resource for improving state and local performance on the State Performance Plans (SPP) and Annual Performance Reports (APR) indicators specifically related to transition (Part C Indicator 8 and Part B Indicator 12), as well as other related indicators; and to promote the connection between effective transition planning practices and child and family outcomes. The document identified eight essential components of state- and local-level infrastructure necessary to ensure effective transitions for young children and their families. The purpose of this Project Forum document is to: (1) summarize the recommendations included in the transition initiative's document; and (2) highlight some of the policies/practices adopted by six states undertaken to meet the early childhood transition requirements of IDEA. A list of state-level EC Transition Coordinators and/or Project Directors is appended. (Contains 18 footnotes.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Indiana; Kentucky; New Hampshire; New Mexico; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Cited: ED544221