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Education Transitions

 

Education transitions occur when children with disabilities move from one educational grade or school to another, from more restrictive to less restrictive settings, and from secondary school to adult life, college, and/or employment.


 
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    Transition Services for Students With Disabilities

    Programs that provide support for children with disabilities who are moving from one kind of program setting or service provision system to another. The common transition points include transitions from health services to education or vice versa, from preschool to kindergarten, from elementary school to middle school, from secondary school to adult life and from more restrictive to less restrictive settings.

    Special Education Plan Development

    Programs that provide information, technical assistance and support which relates to the development, implementation, review and revision of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities and/or Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for infants and toddlers with disabilities who are eligible for early intervention services. IEPs are written documents developed by a team that includes a child’s parents and school staff which lists, among other things, the special education services (including transition services) the child will receive. IFSPs document family involvement and early intervention services provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities. The programs may target special education professionals and or parents; and help parents participate more effectively in the process.

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    Special Education Plan Development

    Programs that provide information, technical assistance and support which relates to the development, implementation, review and revision of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities and/or Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for infants and toddlers with disabilities who are eligible for early intervention services. IEPs are written documents developed by a team that includes a child’s parents and school staff which lists, among other things, the special education services (including transition services) the child will receive. IFSPs document family involvement and early intervention services provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities. The programs may target special education professionals and or parents; and help parents participate more effectively in the process.

  • Children with development disabilities have a wealth of programs for them in Virginia. Once they graduate from high school, what’s next?

    As these young adults age, their activity level is reduced. Strength lessens, range of motion decreases, balance and functional mobility challenges arise, and independence wanes. It’s harder to get around than it used to be and caregivers have to provide more physical assistance than before.

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  • Ombudsman for Special Education is an informal source of information and referral, aids in answering individuals' questions and assists in the resolution of concerns and issues. The ombudsman serves as a resource to parents in non-legal special education matters.

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  • VDOE's Transition Services website provides support, information and resources designed to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities in transition from middle / secondary education to postsecondary education and employment.

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  • The Virginia Parents’ Tips on Transition Planning fact sheet was compiled from a survey developed by the Center on Transition Innovations and given to a diverse group of Virginia families whose children have experienced the transition from high school to adult options. These valuable suggestions can assist others in making informed decisions, advocating for improved services, and building upon school and community partnerships. 

     


     

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  • Members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) have produced A Comprehensive Approach to Transition to help people work together to support the self-determined transition of youth to adulthood and community life. Self-determination means that people have a say in the important decisions of their own lives. Transition means moving from one place or stage of life to another. As youth leave school, they face several transitions.