Developing the Transition IEP

  • hand with pen writing in notebook Each year you, your student and others will develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to identify the areas of need, goals, services and accommodations/modifications needed to access their individual program. When your son or daughter reaches the age of 16, a Transition Plan will be created as part of the IEP process. This plan outlines the training and supports your student will need as an adult and be an active member of their community.

    Transition planning can be discussed earlier than age 16 if you or your school-based team wishes to do so. Early transition planning is especially important if your student has severe disabilities or if adult services in your area are limited.

  • STEP 1: Post-Secondary Goals for Education/Training, Employment & Community Living/Engagement

  • STEP 2: Present Level of Academic and Functional Achievement

  • STEP 3: Action Plans

  • STEP 4: Course of Study

  • STEP 5: Annual Goals Accommodations and Modifications

Resource Links

  • MU Hook Center for Educational Renewal
    Provides no-cost, pre-employment transition services to Missouri public school students with disabilities, ages 16-21, who are potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. These services are designed to make an impactful difference for more students with disabilities at an earlier age, which will lead to better coordination, enhanced communication, stronger collaboration, and increased successful post-school outcomes. For more information, contact the Hook Center for a pre-ETS specialist in your area.

Transition Planning By Age

  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-11
  • Ages 12-15
  • Ages 16-21