Transition Services to Adult Life

  • The Case Conference Committee must develop a transition IEP that will be in effect when the student enters into grade 9 or becomes fourteen (14) years of age, whichever occurs first.   A Transition IEP is very similar to the IEP for younger students, but the main focus is to prepare the student for accomplishing his/her personal goals for when they leave high school. In addition to the things that must be included in any IEP, a Transition IEP includes:

    • Information from age appropriate transition assessments on the student’s strengths, preferences, and interests;
    • Measurable postsecondary goals (goals for “after high school”) related to training, education, employment, and (if appropriate) independent living skills;
    • Annual goals which are reasonably designed to enable the student to meet their postsecondary goals;
    • Courses of study (e.g., classes) that the student needs to take while in high school to reach his/her postsecondary goals;
    • Documentation of whether the student will work on a high school diploma or a certificate of completion;
    • The transition services needed to help him/her reach the postsecondary goals;
    • The names of the individuals or agencies who will provide the transition services; and
    • Documentation that the CCC reviewed information and provided information to the parent(s) on the kinds of adult services available through the state or local community, if appropriate.