IEP Transition Plan Template

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Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Transitioning students out of the special education system can be rewarding but also challenging. This lesson provides a template for creating an IEP transition plan to help outline the steps in writing.

Why Create an IEP Transition Plan?

Students who have received special education services over the course of their secondary education can face special challenges upon leaving the educational system. To help them transition into future education, employment, and independent living, it is important for teachers, families, and service providers to come together to set goals and make plans for the student. It is also important for the student's own voice to be part of this process to the maximal extent possible.

When you help your students get ready to take the next, exciting step in their lives, you will want to create a transition plan that documents their goals, next steps, and benchmarks. A transition plan can be valuable in helping students understand what they are working toward now that this stage of their life is ending and a new one is beginning. This lesson offers you a template that will help you create strong transition plans for your students.

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