Definition: School staff supports student success by actively engaging families in shared decision-making in student assessment (including age-appropriate transition assessment), services delivery, and program evaluation to assist in successful transition planning.
- Participation in program policy development
- Participation in services delivery
- Involvement in student assessment
- Participation in evaluation of student’s program
- Preparation for transition planning
“The Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs”, from abilitypath.org, is a comprehensive guide to the laws that impact a student with special needs, the importance of the IEP, and the different paths a student can take after high school. Includes preparation required for the new adult’s legal and medical rights. PDF, 81 pages
High-level overview of collaboration in transition planning and why it is so important, from Pacer’s National Center on Transition and Employment: “Interagency Collaboration and Transition”