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Transition/Secondary Services

Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that is designed to be within a results-oriented process. IDEA 2004 requires that transition services and activities must be included in the development of the IEP no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team. However, state law requires that appropriate state transition planning must begin for a student not later than when the student reaches 14 years of age. 

Region 9 ESC provides training and technical assistance to school districts and service provider agencies regarding the implementation of the SBOE graduation requirements and in identifying transition options for secondary students with special needs. Training and technical assistance include the Individual Transition Plan process, secondary programs/curriculum improvement, and facilitation of interagency coordination. 

Please click the following link to go to www.texastransition.org which provides many valuable resources, training, and contact information to assist you with your transition needs. 

Also, be sure to sign up for transition updates by clicking on this link and providing your name and email address.

Jennifer Steinbacher

Education Specialist - Evaluation, State Assessment, and Transition

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