The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 04) requires that a transition IEP be in effect when the student turns 16 years of age. His or her annual IEP must include a discussion about transition service needs based upon his transition assessment and future goals, must then be written into his IEP.
IDEA 04 mandates that the annual IEP meeting focus on more specific planning and goal setting for the necessary transition services. Factors to be included are: academic preparation, community experience, development of vocational and independent living objectives, and, if applicable, a functional vocational evaluation.
Come hear advocate, Helen Robinson, discuss some these issues - bring your IEP and ask specifc questions!
Space will be limited.