Transition

Providing Collaborative Transition Services Across Tiers

Can you believe it’s already March? Before you know it, spring will be upon us. With time marching by, we don’t want high school graduations to catch you by surprise, so this week’s FREE tool is a table, Providing Collaborative Transition Services Across Tiers. It offers teachers who are preparing students for life after high school an at-a-glance look at ...

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Tips for Practitioners Working with Families on Transition

When supporting students with disabilities who are transitioning to post-school, families are our friends! They can observe behavior, collect data, support student work, and reinforce learning. That’s why this week’s FREE tool is a list of Tips for Practitioners designed to help you team up with your students’ families. From information sharing, to educating, to listening and consulting, these ideas ...

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IEP Transition Goals Checklist

The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

This week finds us shifting gears into the season of winter holidays, so we’re thinking about transitions! This week’s FREE tool is an IEP Transition Goals Checklist. With this handy one-pager, you’ll leave no transition stone unturned. From ensuring proper instruction, to including your students in planning, to addressing postsecondary opportunities in the community, this checklist will keep you on ...

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Promoting Student Participation and Ownership of the IEP Process

This week’s FREE tool is a list we should all hang on our conference room walls: Promoting Student Participation and Ownership of the IEP Process. What better way to celebrate the fact we are right smack in the middle of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month than with a list of ways to put students with IEPs in the driver seat! This ...

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Transition Program Evaluation Process

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! In observance of the need to prepare students with disabilities for lift after high school, this week’s FREE tool is intended to help schools evaluate their transition program. Federal regulations require schools to prepare students for a range of educational, employment, and independent living opportunities with the greatest independence possible. This week’s Tool ...

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Transition Collaboration Strategies Survey

For many educators, slower summer schedules give teachers time to breathe and do a little housekeeping. So we chose a self-reflective tool for this week’s FREE Tool of the Week. This Transition Collaboration Strategies Survey asks Transition Specialists to reflect on their collaborative skills to identify areas they might develop over the coming school year. The survey comes from the ...

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College Disability Services Research Chart

It’s that time of year for rising seniors to start researching colleges, so this week’s FREE tool is a Disability Service Research Chart devised to help students take the lead in gathering information about disability services at prospective colleges and universities. Transition to college can be overwhelming, especially for students with disabilities who must adapt to new laws and expectations regarding ...

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Summary of Performance

A recent discussion on the CECommunity All-Member Forum focused on the Summary of Performance – a document all schools are required by IDEA to provide to any student who has received special education services via an IEP and is graduating or aging out of secondary school. Completed during the student’s final year in high school, the document should provide a ...

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Identifying Street Signs/Signals in the Community

Use this week’s Tool to create a lesson for helping students understand street signs and signals at a crosswalk or in the community. This Tool of the Week comes from Getting Around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills to Students With Disabilities.

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Adult Outcomes: Incorporating the Transition Plan into the Student IEP

Students with disabilities need opportunities to gain employability skills, learn about career opportunities, and participate in career and technical training. This week’s tool, “Adult Outcomes: Incorporating the Transition Plan into the Student IEP,” helps guide the process and give examples of how best to incorporate desired adult outcomes. This Tool of the Week comes from Integrating Transition Planning into the ...

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