TRANSITION SERVICES  
 
Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; Texas Education Code; 19 T.A.C. Chapters 75, 89
 
 
 
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS CITATIONS
P Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for the child with a disability that: 300.43(a)

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  • Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities, including:
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Post-secondary education;
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Vocational education;
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Integrated employment, including supported employment;
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Continuing and adult education;
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Adult services;
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Independent living; or
300.43(a)(1)

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    • Community participation;
300.43(a)(1)

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  • Is based on the individual child's needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes:
300.43(a)(2)

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    • Instruction;
300.43(a)(2)(i)

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    • Related services;
300.43(a)(2)(ii)

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    • Community experiences;
300.43(a)(2)(iii)

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    • The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and
300.43(a)(2)(iv)

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    • If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation.
300.43(a)(2)(v)

P Transition services may be special education, if provided as specially-designed instruction, or a related service, if required to assist the child with a disability to benefit from special education as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY AIDS AND SERVICES, SPECIAL EDUCATION, RELATED SERVICES framework. 300.43(b)

BY AGE 14


D Under state law, not later than when the child reaches 14 years of age, the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee must consider, and if appropriate, address: 89.1055(h)
TEC 29.0111
TEC 29.011

D
  • Appropriate child involvement in the child's transition to life outside the public school system; 
89.1055(h)(1)
TEC 29.011(a)(1)

D
  • If the child is younger than 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the child's transition;
89.1055(h)(2)
TEC 29.011(a)(2)

D
  • Appropriate parental involvement in the transition of an ADULT STUDENT, if the parent is invited to participate by the adult student or the local educational agency (LEA) in which the adult student is enrolled;
89.1055(h)(3)
TEC 29.011(a)(3)

D
  • Any postsecondary education options;
89.1055(h)(4)
TEC 29.011(a)(4)

D
  • A functional vocational evaluation;
89.1055(h)(5)
TEC 29.011(a)(5)

D
  • Employment goals and objectives; 
89.1055(h)(6)
TEC 29.011(a)(6)

D
  • If the child is at least 18 years of age, the availability of age-appropriate instructional environments; 
89.1055(h)(7)
TEC 29.011(a)(7)

D
  • Independent living goals and objectives; and
89.1055(h)(8)
TEC 29.011(a)(8)

D
  • Appropriate circumstances for referring the child or the child's parents to a governmental agency for services.
89.1055(h)(9)
TEC 29.011(a)(9)

BY AGE 16


D Beginning not later than the first individualized education program (IEP) to be in effect when the child turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate by the ARD committee, and updated annually thereafter, the IEP must include the following: TEC 29.0111
TEC 29.011
300.320(b)

D
  • Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to:
89.1055(i)(1)
300.320(b)(1)

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    • Training;
89.1055(i)(1)
300.320(b)(1)

D
    • Education;
89.1055(i)(1)
300.320(b)(1)

D
    • Employment; and
89.1055(i)(1)
300.320(b)(1)

D
    • Where appropriate, independent living skills; and
89.1055(i)(1)
300.320(b)(1)

D
  • Transition services, including courses of study, needed to assist the child in reaching those postsecondary goals.
89.1055(i)(2)
TEC 28.025
300.320(b)(2)

D If the child does not attend the ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE MEETING where transition services are discussed, as set forth in the ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP framework, the LEA must take other steps to ensure the child's preferences and interests are considered. 300.321(b)(2)

OTHER ISSUES RELEVANT TO TRANSITION


P When determining the courses of study, the ARD committee must consider the GRADUATION framework.

P The LEA must ensure that children with disabilities have access to career and technical education (CTE) classes. 75.1023(b)

P When determining placement in a CTE classroom, the ARD committee must consider the child's graduation plan, the content of the IEP, including the consideration of transition services, and classroom supports. 75.1023(d)(6)

D If a participating agency, other than the LEA, fails to provide the transition services described in the IEP: 300.324(c)(1)

P

D
  • The ARD committee must identify alternative strategies to meet the transition objectives set out in the IEP.
300.324(c)(1)

TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AT AGE OF MAJORITY


D Beginning not later than one year before the child reaches the age of 18, the ARD committee must provide a statement that the child has been informed of the child's rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, if any, that will transfer to the child on reaching the age of 18. 300.320(c)
TEC 29.017

P When the child reaches the age of 18, the LEA must comply with the ADULT STUDENT framework.

TRANSITION AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDE


P The LEA must: TEC 29.0112(e)

P TEC 29.0112(e)(1)

P
  • Provide written information and, if necessary, assistance to the parent regarding how to access the electronic version of the guide at:
TEC 29.0112(e)(2)

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    • The first meeting of the child's ARD committee at which transition is discussed; or
TEC 29.0112(e)(2)(A)

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    • The first ARD committee meeting that occurs after the date the guide becomes available, if the child has already had an ARD committee meeting discussing transition.
TEC 29.0112(e)(2)(B)

 
 
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 11, 2017