Caution! Don’t Let the Transition Plan Fail Your Child

My daughter has autism. Her goal is to get a college degree, not a specific kind of high school diploma. Her high school told us she did not need a regular diploma to get a degree at our local community college. The registrar at a local college said she cannot receive any type of certificate from any state funded college with a special education diploma. If this is correct, the transition plan we put in …Read more

We Need a Transition Plan with “Hands-On” Experience

It’s now second semester of my son’s junior year and no attention has ever been paid to a Transition plan. The school has no vocational training, internships, or apprentice programs for any student. My son needs hands-on experience in his current school program. Shouldn’t the school provide these services? Transition planning is an IEP team responsibility. As a parent, you should attend IEP meetings as an active team member. As a parent, you play an …Read more