Within the life course of human development many transitions exist. Perhaps none more life changing than that of a student transitioning into adulthood. Beginning at age 16 or earlier if appropriate, the IEP team must consider and develop a transition plan within the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). There are many things parents should think about, plan for, and know when preparing for this very important IEP meeting.
Guidelines for transition services
Link to DESE Special Education http://dese.mo.gov/special-education
Missouri DESE Special Education Compliance Program Review Standards and Indicators. Statement of the transition service needs: 200.800 http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/200-Special%20Education%20Process_3.pdf