Lesa Kitzmiller – Program Specialist
429-3695 or 468-5725
Who can be on the Transition IEP Team?
- Family (parents or guardians)
- Special Education teacher
- General Education teacher
- Staffing Specialist
- Career/technical representative (agency, guidance counselor, vocational teacher, transitional specialist, employment specialist)
- Related Service Provider (speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, counselor)
- Community Members
- Others who might be helpful
An IEP meeting is the time when the group of people with knowledge about education programs, and about a student, meet together to make plans for the future of that student. The group that meets together is called an IEP team. You have the right to invite any relatives, friends or community members who know the student or have special expertise. The IEP team should work together to plan the class s and services your son or daughter will need to be successful when he or she leaves high school.
Preparing for the Transition IEP Meeting
- Ask the school to provide information regarding the student’s progress in school, topics that will be addressed at the meeting, and items to be documented in the Transition IEP.
- Identify the student’s personal interests and feelings regarding the educational program and desired post-high school outcomes.
- Help educate the student about possible educational and career opportunities.
- Make notes regarding information you would like to share at the meeting or questions you would like to have answered.
- Gather any recent evaluations completed outside school and bring them to the meeting.
- Spend time thinking about what you want for your student. Make a written list of your goals for your student. Make notes of any questions you may want to ask.
Don’t let yourself be limited by what others think your son or daughter can or can’t do!!
Helpful Hints for Parents Attending an IEP Meeting
- Keep the meeting student focused. Focus on problem solving rather than blaming.
- Extra ears always help. Bring someone with you to take notes, listen, and be your support.
- Labels don’t explain programs. Don’t be afraid to ask to see a classroom before making decisions.
- Remember, you know your young adult better than anyone!!
Transition IEP Checklist
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Picture Identification Card
- Emergency Contact Information
Medical Information should include:
- Medical Insurance/Information Card
- Names, address, & phone numbers of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals
- Copies of Immunization Records
- Dates of any surgeries
- Copies of any other important medical information
Education Information should include:
- Copies of Transitional IEPs
- Copies of results of all educational testing
- Copy of transcript
- Copies of latest report cards and attendance records
- Awards and Certificates earned
Vocational Information should include:
- Reports of all vocational assessments
- Work Records (include contact person and phone numbers )
- References, Resume, and Transition IEP Portfolio
- Vocational courses taken and grades