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Transition Planning

Transition Planning

A Transition Plan will be a part of the students IEP before he/she turns 16 years old. The Transition Plan is reviewed/revised by the IEP Team on a annual basis until the student either graduates or ages out from the Kern High School District.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines transition services as a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that are:

  1. designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
  2. based on a child’s needs, taking into account the child strengths, preferences, and interests.

And includes:

  1. Instruction
  2. Related Services
  3. Community Experiences
  4. Employment and other post-secondary adult living objectives; and
  5. If appropriate acquisition of Independent living skills and provision of functional vocational evaluation.

(34. C.F.R. 300.43 (a)(1).) & (34 C.F.R. 300.43(a)(2).)

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