Transition planning begins at 14 years old. I know that seems to be way ahead of the game. However, according to special ed law, transition must be addressed at this age. I know that the fall seems like a long ways off, but it will be here before you know it. For those of you whose child will soon be reaching this age, educators will present you with some new language when you sit down for your IEP meeting. There are three components to transition; living, learning, and working. Each area should be addressed on the IEP. To prepare yourself and to make the most of your time when you sit down for this meeting, scroll through the transition guide that is attached below. It is a wealth of excellent information. Don't let the size of the document scare you off, it most definitely contains information that will be very relevant to you and your child.
In preparation for thinking about making the most of your child's transition planning, think of some of the items below that you can start now for "living":