Moving to a New School? Here’s What to Know About Transition IEPs
Transitioning from preschool to kindergarten
During our live event, Kris S. asked in the chat, “Is there a source for the language we can reference for transition meetings, if they say someone from the new campus is not attending our transition meeting?”
Undivided Navigator Kelly Hatfield said, “Not all districts have members from the incoming team attend the transition meeting. What I’ve done is requested a SpEd contact from the incoming school and scheduled a separate meeting with them prior to school starting.”
From elementary to middle school
To high school and beyond
When your child is entering high school, your transition IEP meeting will touch on whether they're planning to work toward a diploma and the requirements to do so. You'll also start attending annual Individual Transition Plan (ITP) meetings. These meetings will help your child outline their goals for the future, like what kind of post-high school education, job, and living situation they’re interested in. The school is then responsible for putting supports and services in place to help your child prepare.
Watch this clip to hear Dr. Pelangka’s explanation of what to expect in an ITP meeting and how you can help make sure the goals are measurable and meaningful.