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you look at the Definitions
in Section 1401, you'll see that several new definitions were
added to IDEA 2004. These new definitions include core academic subjects,
highly qualified teacher, homeless children, Limited English proficient,
universal design and ward of the state. Other definitions were revised.
IEPs for Success by Dr. Barbara Bateman. This article includes extensive discussion of transition and transition plans.
Requirements for Transition Components of the IEP - Barbara D.
Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.
On to High School: A Tip Sheet for Parents of Children on Individualized
Education Plans - Institute for Community Inclusion, University
of Massachusetts Boston
Planning: A Tool for Transition. Under IDEA 2004, IEPs must include
transition services for the child by age 16. The transition plan should
reflect the students interests, preferences, accomplishments
and skills, what they need to learn, and what they want to do. Person-centered
planning is a way to identify goals and develop plans to accomplish
goals (published by the National Center on Secondary Education and
Transition and The Pacer Center).
Requirements: A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, Universities,
and Families - Western Regional Resource Center
Vocational Assessment: A Guide for Parents and Professionals - National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
You will find more resources, including help for college students and information about scholarships, on the Transition page.