Transition and the IEP
A parent is the main force for accomplishing things for his or her child.
Because you possess this vast knowledge about your child, you also have the responsibility to provide this information to the professionals working with him or her. The most common vehicle used to share information and to plan for the future is an Individualized Education Program (IEP). At the IEP meeting, which is held at least annually, information should be shared about your child’s progress in previously determined goals, and new goals should be set. A variety of resources are available to assist you with the transition portion of the IEP.
- You represent your child as no one else can
- You know your child better than anyone
- You have lived with your child longer than anyone else
- You and your child also have the most to gain by successfully transitioning or the most to lose by unsuccessfully transitioning from school to work
Preparing for the transition IEP
Transition planning assessment
Student involvement in the IEP
The transition IEP meeting
The role of a parent in the transition process
Sample transition IEP (PDF)