The IEP that will be in effect when the student with a disability reaches the age of 16 ( or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP team), is to identify the transition services needed to assist the student in reaching measurable postsecondary goals. The transition services are to be a coordinated set of activities or strategies focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student and to facilitate movement from school to post-school activities. The IEP team is to consider and include in the IEP any potential services needed in the areas of instruction, related services, community experiences, employment, and when appropriate, daily living skills and the provision of a functional vocational evaluation, to support the student in reaching his or her postsecondary goals.
The IEP team, including the student and parent, may find it helpful to answer the following questions as the age 16 transition services are developed:
Then, based on what the student currently needs:
The IEP must include transition services that:
If a participating agency other than the school fails to provide a transition service as specified in the IEP, the school must reconvene the IEP team to identify alternative strategies to meet the transition activities set out for the student.
For more information, contact:
Education Program Consultant
Special Education and Title Services
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