Transition Hot Topics: Developing a Coordinated Set of
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download at http://www.esc11.net/Page/4711 This session is being recorded. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 4 Transition Hot Topics: Developing a Coordinated Set of Activities ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 5 Todays Learning Objective Review the transition process Understand the requirements for a
coordinated set of activities in the IEP ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 6 The Transition Process Age-Appropriate Transition Assessments Interests, Preferences, Needs, Strengths IEP Present Levels of Achievement and Performance Measurable PostSecondary
Goals Education/Training, Employment, Independent Living IEP Annual Goals Transition Services and Courses of Study Instruction, Related Services, Community Experiences Coordinated Set of Activities
Agency Linkages ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas Summary of Performance 7 Transition Planning Reminders The IEP is the students 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, Texas
8 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, Texas 9 Lets Review:
When does transition planning begin under federal and state law? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 10 Transition in the IEP State Requirements Age 14 Appropriate state transition planningmust begin for a student not later than when the student reaches 14 years of age. The IEP must address nine areas.
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 TEC 29.011 and 29.0111 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 11 Transition in the IEP Federal Requirements Age 16 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 IDEA 300.320 Definition of individualized education program ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 12 Transition Planning for Students with Autism Any Age Transition planning requirements for students with autism are the same as those for all students with disabilities receiving special education services
TAC 89.1055(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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 13 What is a coordinated set of activities? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 14
coordinated able to use more than one set of muscle movements to a single end http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/coordinated ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 15 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 OLeary and Wendy Collison, February 2002 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas
16 Definition of Transition Services IDEA 2004 300.43 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 childs 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, Texas 17
Definition of Transition Services IDEA 2004 300.43 Transition services. (cont.) 2) Is based on the individual childs needs, taking into account the childs 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, Texas 18 Definition of Transition Services
IDEA 2004 300.43 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, Texas 19 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 students transition services needs? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 20 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions Services and activities Schedule/ Timeline Responsibilities and Provider/payer ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas
Instruction Related services Community exp. Employment obj. Other post-school adult living Daily living skills Functional vocational evaluation During the school day After school
During breaks/summer School Personnel Student and Parents Agencies 21 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, Texas 22 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions Services and Activities
ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 23 Transition Services Instruction Related services Community experiences Employment objectives Other post-school adult living objectives Acquisition of daily living skills Functional vocational evaluation IDEA 300.43 Transition services. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 24 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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas Functional performance Progress in the curriculum of life" Skills for participation in instruction
Ability to put learning into practice Skills for success in postsecondary activities 25 Academic Instruction Course of Study Considerations Post-secondary goals Postsecondary education and/or training Employment Independent living Transition assessments Interests Preferences Aptitudes ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas
PLAAFP Strengths and needs relative to the students disability Current academic achievement IEP annual goals Future academic achievement expectations and resulting needs 26 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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 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 27 Academic Instruction Course of Study 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 4th year Transition/18+ programs Age-out
ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 28 Other Instruction That Supports Postsecondary Goals 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.) Functional performance ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 29 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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas
Orientation and mobility Medical School health Social work Parent counseling training Transportation Assistive technology 30 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, Texas 31
Community experiences School-based/facilitated activities Community based instruction Daily living skills Work-based learning Nonacademic/ extracurricular school activities Supports needed for participation ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas Community participation Volunteering Community
organizations Social activities Local, state, global news 32 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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 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 33 Other post-school adult living objectives
Legal rights and responsibilities of adults Jury duty Voter registration Selective Service registration Drivers license/state ID Guardianship/Power of Attorney Financial/medical support for home and health (SSI/ Medicaid) Transportation/independent mobility ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 34 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 *If Appropriate ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 35 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 *If Appropriate ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 36 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions Schedule/ Timeline ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas
37 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, Texas 38
Postsecondary Goals vs. Coordinated Set of Activities Postsecondary goals are based on activities that will occur AFTER the student graduates from high school 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 ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 39 Coordinated Set of Activities Critical decisions Responsibilities
and Provider/Payer ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 40 Providers and Payers Enforceable Special education and related services identified in the IEP to be provided by school district employees ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas NOT Enforceable Activities that are the
responsibility of the student and their parents Agency services 41 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, Texas
42 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, Texas 43 Putting it All Together Annual Goals
Special Education and Related Services Other transition services and activities Course of Study Postsecondary Goals ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas Transition Services
Coordinated Set of Activities Agency services and linkages 44 Is there an identifiable coordinated set of activities in your students IEPs? ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 45 To have a good future you have to learn from the past
and focus on the present. Sonya Parker http://www.searchquotes.com/quotes/author/Sonya_Parker_/ ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 46 Thank you for choosing Sharon Rutherford Secondary Transition [email protected] 817-740-7574 Check our online workshop catalog at www.esc11.net for more professional development opportunities. ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas 47 For more information visit the Transition
in Texas website www.transitionintexas.org ESC Region 11 Statewide Leadership Fort Worth, Texas www.esc11.net ESC Region 11 Fort Worth, Texas Texas Education Agency Division of Federal and State Education Policy Austin, Texas www.tea.state.tx.us 48
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