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Special Education

CSPD Training Project
Module One: The Massachusetts IEP Process

Introduction - Transition on the IEP

The goal of this unit is to highlight key school to post-school transition issues, emphasizing the integrated approach to planning for adult living, and to alert workshop participants to the responsibility of the IEP Team to document pertinent transition information on the IEP.

For those of you who need more information on Chapter 688 - please see the CSPD training Module Transition From Adolescence Into Adulthood in Massachusetts.

You will need to provide multiple copies of IEPs (perhaps 6-10 IEPs) in order to do the Transition Exercise.

This unit should be presented in the following order:

  1. Download Powerpoint Slide Show Transition on the IEP PowerPoint Presentation - As you introduce this topic, please be clear that this is an overview of the issues surrounding transition, and a push to have an integrated, rich, and creative discussion about transitional planning documented on the IEP. For more detail on Transition, please visit the CSPD Module Transition from Adolescence into Adulthood in Massachusetts.

  2. Transition Exercise I  Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Divide up into small groups. Each participant needs a copy of the IEPs and the Transition Exercise Template. All working off the same IEP, complete the template. Repeat this with multiple IEPs (time permitting). Look for trends, areas of strengths and weaknesses. In the large group, collect information on trends, areas of strengths and weaknesses - see if you can draw some conclusions.

  3. Transition Exercise II  Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    In this exercise each group has the opportunity to be pro-active and address Tammy's transition issues and needs. BE CREATIVE. A large group discussion will give the workgroup participants an opportunity to hear what others have considered.

  4. Resources:

    Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Transition Planning Form
    Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Transition Requirements Checklist
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    Chapter 688 Information
    Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Chapter 688 Referral Form


Last Updated: March 28, 2014
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