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.
Resource: Transition in the IEP: What Parents and Students Need to Know (PDF) English / Spanish
KSDE Secondary Transition Webinar and Workshops
For more information, contact:
Education Program Consultant
Special Education and Title Services
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 email@example.com with a request to join.
Secondary Transition Webinar Series (external link)
First Tuesday of each month
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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