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					                                       Transition Timeline
                                         (School Personnel)

 Age    To Do
10-12    Complete transition assessments (transition survey, interest survey, etc) and incorporate
           information into IEP
         Assist student in learning about their disability and how they learn best
         Discuss with student their likes, dislikes and dreams after high school
         Invite student to IEP meeting and encourage participation
12-14    Invite student to IEP and encourage participation
         Complete transition assessment (interest survey, transition survey, etc)
         Help student understand their disability and how it impacts their daily life
         Explore assistive technology supports and accommodation with student and family
         Review requirements of high school classes and options for programs/courses of study
         Explore Career and Technical Education Program options
         Encourage participation in school clubs, sports and activities
         Address employability skills
         Discuss student’s goals after high school and what they’ll need to do in order to reach goals
         Encourage participation in community service/volunteering activities
         Help student understand their healthcare and medication needs
         Explore resources in community that can help student
         Aide in the development of students career portfolio
         Determine eligibility for services from OID or OBH and make referrals as necessary
         Begin to develop career portfolio
14-15    Invite student to IEP and encourage participation
         Complete transition assessment (interest survey, transition survey, etc)
         Help student understand how assessment process relates to post-secondary goals
         Help student identify supports and services available
         Assist in career exploration and job shadowing opportunities
         Help student apply for accommodations if taking the PSAT, Sat or ACT tests
         Encourage participation in school clubs, sports and activities
         Coordinate visits to Career and Tech Educ Programs
         Encourage participation in community opportunities (community service, faith-based activities,
           youth groups)
         Explore transportation options and practice mobility skills
         Help student understand their health/medical needs
         Make referral to OID or OBH as appropriate
         Continue to develop career portfolio
15-16    Invite student to IEP and encourage participation
         Complete transition assessment (interest survey, transition survey, ability & aptitude
           assessments, etc)
         Continue to help student understand how assessment process relates to post-secondary goals
         Begin more specific post-school planning (college vs. employment)
         Coordinate college tours
         Explore state prerequisites for further training (PSAT, SAT, CTE assessment) and register
           students as necessary
         Explore funding opportunities for college
         Assist in the identification and exploration of all sources of potential employment
         Encourage summer employment
                                           Transition Timeline
                                             (School Personnel)

             Continue to encourage participation in community opportunities
             Address transportation options and possible mobility training needs
             Discuss adult agency options and make referrals as necessary
             Continue development of career portfolio including resume development
16-17        Invite student to IEP and encourage participation
             Complete transition assessment (interest survey, aptitude assessment, community-based
              assessment, etc)
             Continue to help student understand how assessment process relates to post-secondary goals
              Coordinate community-based vocational experiences
             Help student apply for scholarships and other sources of funding
             Ensure student has proper documentation (testing, psychological evals, etc.) to begin college or
              receive supports from community agencies
             Encourage competitive employment
             Coordinate college tours
             Coordinate tour of adult training facilities
             Continue to discuss adult agency options and make referrals as necessary
             Continue to encourage participation in community opportunities
             Coordinate services with adult agencies
             Help student understand transportation options and how to access those options
             Continue development of career portfolio and update all documents
18-21        Invite student to IEP and encourage participation
             Complete transition assessment (interest survey, transition survey, etc)
             Continue to help student understand how assessment process relates to post-secondary goals
              Coordinate community-based vocational experiences
             Finalize postsecondary education/training plan
             Encourage competitive employment
             Complete the Summary of Performance and assist student with understanding of information
              provided in document
             Help coordinate services and supports with disability services at students college of choice
             Provide voter registration packet to students and help with registration as needed
             Help finalize independent living arrangements and community connections
             Continue engagement with adult agencies to ensure a coordination of services and supports
             Provide student with completed career portfolio including resume and Summary of
              Performance

Things to consider at any age:
 Is the student eligible for service coordination/case management services?
 Is the student involved in recreational/leisure/social activities?
 Are the student’s medical and counseling needs being addressed?
 Does the student have responsibilities at home and school?
 Develop a fading plan if student has a 1:1 aide
 Have the originals and copies of the following documents available (store in a safe place):
        Birth certificate, Social Security card, Immigration papers, passport, medical reports, immunizations
        records, working papers, latest psychological, most current IEP

				
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