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Secondary Transition


The purpose of this website is to increase the understanding of what must be done for transition planning and how transition planning can be accomplished. Kansas requires Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for students age 14 and older begin the process of planning for the student to transition from high school to post-school education, work and adult living. By age 16 the IEP is to include a coordinated set of services designed to move students with disabilities successfully from school to post-school settings.

The transition process is intended to result in a comprehensive, coordinated plan of activities to be implemented during the term of the IEP. The plan should reflect the IEP team’s response to the student’s postsecondary goals beyond one year and beyond just preparing the student for graduation. This perspective will make the IEP a more dynamic, useful tool.

Described in this way, transition becomes a “results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student with a disability.” The IEP for every student, beginning at least by 14 years of age, should be future-directed, goal-oriented and based upon the student’s individual needs, strengths, preferences and interests.

 

Secondary Transition IEP Process flowchart graphic 1. Age appropriate transition assessment (age 14). 2. Invite the student (age 14). 3. With consent, invite outside agencies. 4. Measurable postsecondary goals (age 14). 5. Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) informed by Transition Assessment. 6. Transition services including courses of study (age 14). 7. Transition services including interagency linkages (age 16). 8. Align measurable annual goals.

 

Transition Events

September 8, 2020, 3:30-4:30 pm  Discussion on 18-21 Transition Services for students with disabilities and virtual or online instruction.  The discussion is to share resources and ideas - if you have something you would like to share, please be prepared to talk about the resource and how you are using it.  Topics will include scheduling, how to plan instruction, what is working and what is not.  KISDE is hosting the session so it will be recoreded and uploaded for later viewing. Contact Pat Bone for the meeting link.  

Let's Talk about Transition August 5, 2020 Recording and Resources

Secondary Transition Monthly Webinars - Information

For more information, contact:

Stacie Martin
Education Program Consultant
Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-6855
smartin@ksde.org

Listserv info:

You can sign up for the Secondary Transition listserv at: https://listservp.ksde.org/Scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=SECONDARY_TRANSITION&A=1 or send an email to ealden@ksde.org with a request to join.

WebinarSecondary Transition Webinar Series (external link)
First Tuesday of each month
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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Problems with this page contact:
Evelyn Alden
785-296-3868
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Special Education, and Title Services Team

Director
Bert Moore
bmoore@ksde.org


Assistant Director
Doug Boline
dboline@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag
khaag@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman
ttoedman@ksde.org

Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Dean Zajic
dzajic@ksde.org

 

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