Transition, under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), refers to the shift from secondary to postsecondary activities and/or services. Transition does not occur in a single moment; rather it is an extended period of planning and instruction culminating with a shift to adult life. The goal is to prepare each individual student in accordance with their strengths, interests and challenges to be ready for that step forward.
Increasingly, the term “person-centered planning” is used to identify this work.
If individuals representing another public services agency are invited to attend an IEP meeting the parents must provide consent.