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  • 4. Transition Services in VT
    • A reorganized focus for transition planning on primarily on:
    • a) community employment
    • b) post secondary education.
    • The IEP must include measurable goals based on individual transition assessments.
    • Upon exiting from school with a regular diploma all students on IEP’s must have a SUMMARY of PERFORMANCE as part of the exit criteria.
  • 5.
    • The definition of “transition services” has been changed to emphasize that the services must be designed “within a results-oriented process,” which is “focused on improving the academic and functional achievement ” of the student.
    • “ Vocational education” has been added to the list of potential services and …
    • The student’s “strengths ” must be taken into account as well as their preferences and interests when considering the student’s transition needs.
  • 6. What the regs say… In the year in which the child will turn 16, the IEP must contain… “ A statement of appropriate, measurable post secondary goals based on age appropriate transition assessments related to training , education , employment and where appropriate, independent livings skills, and transition services ( including courses of study) needed to assist the child in reaching these goals .”
  • 7. There are 3 critical changes in transition planning
    • The 1st area of change is…
    • Required individual transition assessment .
    • Be sure to check with your guidance folks to see what assessments they have. You can download the NCWD assessment handbook for free here: http://www.ncwdyouth.info/resources_&_Publications/assessment.html
  • 8. Transition Assessments can inform…
    • Vocational Interests
    • Job Aptitudes & Skills
    Work Behaviors Physical & Functional Capacities
  • 9. Transition Assessments can inform…
    • Vocational Interests
    • For example:
    • The Career Key ( no cost/ on line)
    • COPSystem
    • Harrington-O’Shea
    • Occupational Aptitude Survey & Interests Schedule (OASIS)
    • The Careerlink Inventory (no cost/ on line)
    • Voc-Ties & Career Development Plan (linked to IEP development)
  • 10. Transition Assessments can inform
    • Job Aptitudes & Skills
    • For example:
    • Bennett Hand Tool Dexterity
    • Brigance Life Skills/Employability Skills Inventories
    • The Career Key ( no cost/ on line)
    • Talent Assessment Program Work Keys
  • 11. Transition Assessments can inform
    • Work Behaviors
    • For example:
    • Brigance Life Skills/Employability Inventories
    • The Career Key
    • Personal Test for Industry-Oral Test (PTI)
  • 12. Transition Assessments can inform
    • Physical & Functional Capacities
    • For Example:
    • Ansell-Casey Life Skills (ACLSA) ( no cost)
    • Talent Assessment Program
    • Vocational, Interest, Temperament & Aptitude System (VITAS)
  • 13. The 2 nd area of change…
    • Age appropriate measurable post secondary transition goals are now required no later than the 1 st IEP in effect when the child is 16 .
    • It means that the transition planning and goals must be developed while the student is 15 years old in order to be in place in the 1 st IEP upon turning 16.
    • The current federal requirement is a shift from the previous planning at age 14.
  • 14. The 3 rd area of change
    • Upon graduation, the LEA must write a summary of the student’s academic achievement & functional performance . Included here are recommendations on how to assist the student in meeting their post secondary goals.
    • This is a SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE (SoP)
    • Think of it as a “Passport”
    • “ Resume”
    • “ Exit Visa”
  • 15. The Multi-Year Plan Think of it as an Alternative Credit Accrual Plan
    • When appropriate , a Multi Year Plan, approved by the superintendent or designee, should be developed for students earning credits in an “ alternative way” from their non- disabled peers.
    • For example:
    • A student may take “ life skills math” vs. algebra.
    • A student may take Tae Kwon Do vs. P.E .
    • The multi-year plan should be included in the IEP as an annual goal.
  • 16.
    • For all your transition needs here is your one stop shopping-
    • www.uvm.edu/~cdci/tripscy/
    • or
    • Google TRIPSCY
  • 17. VT’s Secondary Transition Resource Center
    • TRIPSCY
    • Secondary Transition Resource Center - Home
    • Transition Overview 3
    • Transition Planning Resources 4
    • Students 5
    • Parents 6
    • Rules & Regulations 7
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    •   Welcome to the Vermont Department of Education's Secondary Transition Resource Center. Our vision is that this online resource center will ultimately help improve outcomes for youth with disabilities who are transitioning to life after high school.  We want to get technical assistance into the hands of special educators, inspire youth to set high goals and help parents navigate through this often confusing information. Our hope is that these web pages will allow people to access all of the currently available transition resources in Vermont from one central place, here at TRIPSCY. Stay tuned to this site; we will be uploading new content periodically.