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1 Transition Hot Topics: Transition Hot Topics: Developing a Coordinated Set of Activities While you are waiting for the Webinar to begin:  Click on the Audio Setup Wizard to configure your headphones  Click the TALK button to talk; Click it again when finished  If you have a question, you can raise your hand. You can also use an “emoticon” to comment.  Your name should appear in the Participants list.  To ask a question, type in the Chat box and hit Enter on you keyboard ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas1

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4 Handouts for today’s session are available for download at This session is being recorded. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas4

5 Transition Hot Topics: Transition Hot Topics: Developing a Coordinated Set of Activities ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas5

6 Today’s Learning Objective  Review the t ransition process  Understand the requirements for a coordinated set of activities in the IEP ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas6

7 7 Agency Linkages Summary of Performance Summary of Performance Instruction, Related Services, Community Experiences Transition Services and Courses of Study Coordinated Set of Activities Interests, Preferences, Needs, Strengths Age-Appropriate Transition Assessments IEP Present Levels of Achievement and Performance Education/Training, Employment, Independent Living IEP Annual Goals IEP Annual Goals Measurable Post-Secondary Goals Measurable Post-Secondary Goals The Transition Process Instruction, Related Services, Community Experiences Transition Services and Courses of Study Coordinated Set of Activities

8 Transition Planning – Reminders  The IEP is the student’s transition plan  The IEP Team/ARD committee is responsible for transition planning  The student must be involved in transition planning and the development of the IEP ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas8

9 Transition Planning – Reminders The IEP must include  Post-secondary goals based on age-appropriate transition assessments  Education/training  Employment  Independent living (when appropriate)  Transition services, including courses of study, that is a coordinated set of activities  Agency linkages ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas9

10 Let’s Review: When does transition planning begin under federal and state law? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas10

11  Appropriate state transition planning…must begin for a student not later than when the student reaches 14 years of age. The IEP must address nine areas. Transition in the IEP State Requirements  Student involvement  Parent involvement before age 18  Parent involvement after age 18  Post-secondary education options  Employment goals and objectives  Independent living goals and objectives  Functional vocational evaluation  Availability of age-appropriate instructional environments for students who are at least age 18  Appropriate circumstances for referral to a governmental agency ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas11 TEC § and § Age 14

12 Transition in the IEP Federal Requirements  Beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the child turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team, and updated annually, thereafter, the IEP must include-  Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills; and  The transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching those goals ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas12 Age 16 IDEA § Definition of individualized education program

13 Transition Planning for Students with Autism  Transition planning requirements for students with autism are the same as those for all students with disabilities receiving special education services ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas13  TAC § (e) includes related requirements for students with autism  Eleven strategies that must be considered “based on peer- reviewed, research-based educational programming practices to the extent practicable and, when needed, addressed in the IEP”  (e)(5) “beginning at any age… futures planning for integrated living, work, community, and educational environments that considers skills necessary to function in current and post- secondary environments” Any Age

14 What is a coordinated set of activities? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas14

15 co·or·di·nat·ed “able to use more than one set of muscle movements to a single end” ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas15 webster.com/dictionary/coordinated

16 Resource Document Coordinated Set of Activities Adapted from “Transition Services: Helping Educators, Parents, and Other Stakeholders Understand Post-school Outcomes, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities” Ed O’Leary and Wendy Collison, February 2002 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas16

17 Definition of Transition Services § Transition services. a)Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that— 1)Is 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; ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas17

18 Definition of Transition Services § Transition services. (cont.) 2)Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes— i.Instruction; ii.Related services; iii.Community experiences; iv.The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and v.If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas18

19 Definition of Transition Services § Transition services. (cont.) b)Transition services for children with disabilities may be special education, if provided as specially designed instruction, or a related service, if required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas19

20 SPP Indicator 13 Checklist 4. Are there transition services in the IEP that will reasonably enable the student to meet his or her postsecondary goals? 5. Do the transition services include courses of study that will reasonably enable the student to meet his or her postsecondary goals? 6. Is (are) there annual IEP goal(s) related to the student’s transition services needs? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas20

21 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions During the school day After school During breaks/summer During the school day After school During breaks/summer Schedule/ Timeline School Personnel Student and Parents Agencies School Personnel Student and Parents Agencies Responsibilities and Provider/payer ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas21 Instruction Related services Community exp. Employment obj. Instruction Related services Community exp. Employment obj. Other post-school adult living Daily living skills Functional vocational evaluation Other post-school adult living Daily living skills Functional vocational evaluation Services and activities

22 Coordinated Set of Activities Transition Services Needs and Activities Timelines Responsibilities Provider / Payer Instruction Community Experiences Employment Related Services Post secondary training and adult living Daily living (if appropriate) Functional vocational evaluation (if appropriate) ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas22

23 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas23 Services and Activities

24 Transition Services  Instruction  Related services  Community experiences  Employment objectives  Other post-school adult living objectives  Acquisition of daily living skills  Functional vocational evaluation ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas24 IDEA § Transition services.

25 Instruction in the IEP Specially Designed Instruction Academic achievement  Progress in the general curriculum (TEKS)  Range of knowledge and skills  Depth of understanding  Prerequisite skills  Ability to use academic learning strategies Functional performance  Progress in the “curriculum of life"  Skills for participation in instruction  Ability to put learning into practice  Skills for success in post- secondary activities ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas25

26 Academic Instruction Course of Study Considerations  Post-secondary goals  Postsecondary education and/or training  Employment  Independent living  PLAAFP  Strengths and needs relative to the student’s disability  Current academic achievement  IEP annual goals  Transition assessments  Interests  Preferences  Aptitudes  Future academic achievement expectations and resulting needs ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas26

27 Academic Instruction Course of Study  Prepare student for post- high school plans  Postsecondary goals  Expected date of graduation (based on the year the student entered 9th grade)  State/district graduation requirements  Graduation program  State assessment  Courses and Credits (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)  Curriculum, not placement  On-grade level  Modified  Prerequisite skills  Continuing High School Student (Grade 12+)  Instructional Setting/Location  Grade 12 transition course of study ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas27

28 Academic Instruction Course of Study ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas28  4-year plan  All students  5-6 year plan  Students earning college credit in high school  Students who will continue in grade 12 after their 4 th year Transition/18+ programs “Age-out’

29 Other Instruction That Supports Postsecondary Goals Functional performance  Self-advocacy in instructional settings  Self-monitoring academic progress  Asking for help in class  Seeking other academic assistance  Requesting accommodations and using them independently  Participating in ARD/IEP meetings  Communicating needs to academic advisors  Making educational decisions (course selection, related activities, etc.)  Managing time (school day, classroom, homework, etc.) ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas29

30 Related Services under IDEA  Must support educational/instructional needs of the student  May need to be reviewed as the student ages and needs change  Speech-language pathology and audiology  Counseling  Psychological services  Physical and occupational therapy  Recreation  Orientation and mobility  Medical  School health  Social work  Parent counseling training  Transportation  Assistive technology ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas30

31 Planning for Related Services from Postsecondary Providers  Adult service providers that will support continued training, upgrading and purchasing of AT devices, speech therapy, job coaching, OT/PT, etc.  Sources of support for coping with difficult life situations  Financial resources/insurance for postsecondary supports  Communication/self-advocacy regarding needs and preferences for services  Transportation to access related services ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas31

32 Community experiences  School-based/facilitated activities  Community based instruction Daily living skills Work-based learning  Nonacademic/ extracurricular school activities  Supports needed for participation  Community participation  Volunteering  Community organizations  Social activities  Local, state, global news ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas32

33 Employment objectives  Career development  Career awareness and career exploration activities  Occupational preparation class  Employability skills  Non-paid community based instruction/training  Role-playing/mock interviews  Resume, work skills portfolio  Job applications, cover letters, interviewing skills  Mobility/transportation – strategies for getting to the workplace  Employment experiences  Paid work based learning  Supported employment with a job coach  After-school work (not part of a class)  Work related communication  Coordination of school schedule and work schedule  Connect with DARS or other community employment support providers ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas33

34 Other post-school adult living objectives  Legal rights and responsibilities of adults  Jury duty  Voter registration  Selective Service registration  Driver’s license/state ID  Guardianship/Power of Attorney  Financial/medical support for home and health (SSI/Medicaid)  Transportation/independent mobility ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas34

35 Acquisition of daily living skills*  Personal care and safety  Housing and home management  Emergency identification and assistance  Time management and daily schedule  Family and social relationships  Money management  Medical services  Other personal services ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas35 *If Appropriate

36 Functional vocational evaluation*  Situational/observation in varied settings  Job/career matching to abilities, interests, preferences  Career interest inventory  Formal aptitude test  Job sampling opportunities (community based assessment)  Functional vocational assessments provided by community agencies ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas36 *If Appropriate

37 Schedule/ Timeline Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas37

38 Coordinated Set of Activities Timeline for Completion  Services identified in the IEP  Instructional goals (academic, employability skills, community based, daily living skills, etc.)  Related services goals  Other activities that will occur within the current school year  During the school day  After school  During breaks/summer ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas38

39 Postsecondary Goals vs. Coordinated Set of Activities  Postsecondary goals are based on activities that will occur AFTER the student graduates from high school ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas39  Transition services and the coordinated set of activities occur while the student is in high school  Special education and related services provided by school district personnel  Activities for which the student and parent are responsible

40 Responsibilities and Provider/Payer Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas40

41 Providers and Payers  Enforceable  Special education and related services identified in the IEP to be provided by school district employees  NOT Enforceable  Activities that are the responsibility of the student and their parents  Agency services ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas41

42 Interagency Collaboration  Determine interagency responsibilities or any needed linkages  Provide information about appropriate agency services  Invite agencies that may be responsible for providing or paying for services to attend the ARD meeting  Take necessary steps to ensure agency participation  Comply with consent requirements for each ARD ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas42

43 SPP Indicator 13 Checklist 7. Is there evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services were discussed? 8. If appropriate, is there evidence that a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas43

44 Putting it All Together ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas44 Transition Services Coordinated Set of Activities Post- secondary Goals Course of Study Annual Goals Special Education and Related Services Other transition services and activities Agency services and linkages

45 Is there an identifiable coordinated set of activities in your students’ IEPs? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas45

46 “To have a good future you have to learn from the past and focus on the present.” ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas46 Sonya Parker

47 Thank you for choosing Sharon Rutherford Secondary Transition Check our online workshop catalog at for more professional development opportunities.www.esc11.net ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas47

48 For more information visit the Transition in Texas website ESC Region 11 Statewide Leadership Fort Worth, Texas Texas Education Agency Division of Federal and State Education Policy Austin, Texas ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas48


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