Family Transition Training

Definition: The school provides and engages families in multiple transition-related training opportunities in a variety of formats.

Introductory reading

IEP meetings

  • High School Is a Big Thing (PDF, 2 pages, 2014). Two-page flyer on preparing for an IEP meeting about transition from high school, from the NH Parent Information Center.
  • Players of the Game is the eighth lesson in Transition Tennessee’s Addressing Transition in the IEP video course. It is about 20 minutes long. There is also a video gallery of short videos of the different players explaining their roles.

Transition guides and timelines

Online training for families

Slides and materials from Planning for Life After High School, a 60-90-minute in-person workshop offered by the NextStepsNH project.  You can also do this workshop as a self-paced online course that takes about one hour to complete, from the NH Parent Information Center (PIC). The PIC course is a narrated PowerPoint presentation with video commentary by parents and interactive self-quizzes.

Online training for educators

Collaborating with Families, from the Iris Center at Vanderbilt University, highlights the diversity of families and addresses the factors that educators should understand about working with the families of children with disabilities. It’s an engaging training with a variety of delivery methods (videos, audios), especially at the beginning, and takes about an hour to complete. There’s good information and self-reflection, but not many tools. Module outline

New content 12/6/23