Transitional Plan Development for Students with Disabilities, Grades K-12 – No. 238

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) by age 16 special education students, in collaboration with their IEP team, must determine what instruction and educational experiences will best support and prepare them for the transition from school to adult life. Parents, students, and their teachers must all be involved in this important decision-making process. This course will introduce participants to methods of support for all stakeholders involved in a students’ IEP goals through various coaching models, setting of life goals, ways to invoke parental support, and setting college and career goals to ensure the development of important life skills and competencies.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and prepare to use protocols and models for teaching and guiding students in the setting of goals and objectives for high school and beyond.
  • Aid students in the design of an educational plan that assures they gain the skills and competencies needed to achieve their goals.
  • Design lessons with embedded resources that aid students and their parents in sustaining on-going post-school services and supports as they transition from the special education system.