Transitions Ages 14-21
Transition planning is a coordinated set of transition services for a student beginning at age 14 and continuing through the end of special education services. This is an outcome-oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-secondary education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
Transition planning is required for all students who participate in special education and from age 14 be addressed through the student's individualized education program (IEP). Transition planning is individualized based on student needs, preferences, and interests as well as the student's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance and goals in the following areas:
- Learning; and
The following areas may be addressed in the IEP depending on individual student needs:
- related services;
- community experiences
- daily living skills; and
- functional vocational evaluation
Outside participating agencies should be invited to attend IEPs if their services may be identified with the IEP. This should be documented on the Parent Notification of Meeting page. If a participating agency fails to provide the services identified in an IEP, the IEP team must reconvene to identify alternative strategies for delivering this service.