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NICHCY Transition Summary, v3 n1 Mar 1993

This issue of Transition Summary was developed to assist Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams in planning for successful transitions from high school into independent adulthood by students with disabilities. Definitions of transition services within federal law are first explored and legal implications for the IEP team are outlined. This section discusses types of transition services, when services must be provided, who determines what services are needed and how this is done; eligibility for services, and service providers. The second half of the issue examines how federal law might best be translated into educational action, including evaluation of transition components to include in the IEP, current national trends regarding establishment of transition goals, and the importance of assessment in helping each student plan for transition. Transition components that are critical for IEP teams to address include employment, postsecondary educational activities, independent living, eligibility for adult services, and community participation. A bibliography of approximately 100 print materials and a list of 22 organizations conclude the guide. (Contains 34 references.) (PB)

Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Independent Living, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs

Interstate Research Associates, NICHCY, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (single copy free).

Autor: Kupper, Lisa, Ed.


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