OSEP Updates and Q & A on Secondary Transition

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Update: May 2017. OSEP updated its guidance on identifying postsecondary goals in training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living.

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities.

This Transition Guide addresses the following topics to facilitate a seamless transition from school to post-school activities:

  • Transition planning: opportunities and programs
  • Transition services and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act
  • Education and employment options for students and youth with disabilities after leaving secondary school
  • Supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities

This guide also includes real life examples, a sample flow chart of the transition process, and a glossary of key terms used in the transition process.

Update: Revised September 2011

Q and A: Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,dynamic,QaCorner,10,

This Q&A document supersedes the Department’s guidance of June, 2009.

  • The requirements for transition services are found in the regulations at 34 CFR §300.43 and 300.320(b).
  • The requirements for the content of the IEP related to transition services are found in 34 CFR §300.320(b).
  • The requirements for the Summary of Performance (SOP) are found in the regulations at 34 CFR §300.305(e)(3).

Are there activities at the Federal level to support secondary transition services?

Must an IEP include measurable postsecondary goals in each of the areas of training, education, employment, and independent living skills?

How can the SOP assist the VR Services program in the provision of transition services to eligible VR students with disabilities?

Find answers to these questions and more …

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