Providing appropriate services

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‌IDEA 2004 does not require that school districts be held accountable for the attainment of postsecondary goals. While the stated measurable postsecondary goals are required components of transition planning, there are numerous mediating factors that occur after high school that can positively or negatively affect an adult's achievement of those goals.

There are seven steps to providing appropriate transition services:

 

  1. Age-appropriate transition assessment
    Use transition assessments to determine the student's individual strengths, needs, preferences and interests.
  2. PLAAFP
    Document the effect of the student’s disability on transition services.  Also, update progress toward meeting the postsecondary goals and update transition assessment.
  3. Postsecondary goals
    Identify the student's postsecondary goals in the areas of training or education, employment and, when appropriate, independent living. 
  4. Course of study
    Identify the classes needed to support the student in achieving postsecondary goals.
  5. Statement of transition services
    Identify the transition services required to assist the student in achieving postsecondary goals.
  6. Measurable annual goals
    Develop measurable annual goals needed to support the student in achieving postsecondary goals.
  7. Services
    Identify special education and related services that will assist the student in achieving postsecondary goals.

 

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