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Special Education Transition Planning A Self-Advocacy Fact Sheet from the Minnesota Disability Law Center

Authors: Minnesota Disability Law Center



Description:

This product is a very clear listing and explanation of what students with disabilities and their families should expect as the student approaches the "transition" portion of their education. This marks a shift in focus to the student preparing for their lives after graduation. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), transition services need to begin by age 16, but some states require an earlier start. Click on the "Web Links" tab above to view the fact sheet online, the information is presented as succinct answers to the following seven questions:

1. What are transition services?

2. Who decides what services a student gets?

3. When does transition planning start?

4. How does the team decide which services a student needs?

5. What happens when a student turns 18?

6. Can a student in special education get a regular high school diploma?

7. Once a student leaves school, can s/he get services?



Contact Info:
Organization:Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC)
Address:430 First Ave. North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
  
Phone:612-334-5970; Toll Free: 1-800-292-4150; TTY: 612-332-4668
E-mail:jlane@midmnlegal.org
  

Web Links

www.mnddc.org/resources/factsheets/Transition_Planning.htm
Link to document

www.mndlc.org
Home page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center


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