The Transition Process in Early Intervention

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The Transition Process in Early Intervention

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The Transition Process in Early Intervention
(Birth to Three and Three to Five)
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Learning Objectives
Participants will..
• Expand knowledge about the transition process to appropriately support families
• Understand the role of all team members in providing a smooth transition for children and families
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Transition is a Process Not an Event
• Transition planning is a
collaborative extensive and dynamic series of conversations and activities
• Ideally it begins at the first
meeting with the family
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Transition Process Timeline
• Initial IFSP is held • 24 months – Develop Transition Outcome • 32–33 months – Transition Planning Meeting • 34–36 months – Completion of Evaluation Report (ER) • By 36 months – IEP Meeting
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Transition from Infant/Toddler to Preschool
All IFSP/IEPs must contain a statement about the steps to support the transition of the toddler to appropriate services. A Transition Plan should be developed as an ongoing process at a child’s team meetings Needs to include strategies for assuring that services change to meet the changing developmental needs of the child. Plan reflects the progression of activities and conversations with the family about transitions in the child’s life
(Announcement: EI-13 #01 Transition of Toddlers to Preschool or Other Community Services)
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Transition Outcome
• Transition outcome is developed by the team for the child/family
• Identified by the family and focus on an activity, behavior or skill in everyday life.
• Include what routines currently support the child’s natural learning opportunities
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Transition Plan
• Each transition plan will look a bit different because each child’s needs are different.
• The plan is based on:  The skills needed by the child to succeed  Adaptations and acquisitions  Community resources and family activities  Family desired connections
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The Transition Plan Form
Why do we use the transition plan form?
1. To help determine outcome for the child/family related to transition. 2. To help answer the questions, “What comes next?” and “What do we
need to get there?”
When do we use the transition plan form?
1. At the IFSP closest to the child’s 2nd birthday 2. When there is a pending exit (due to progress/moving)
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Starting the Process (with the IU)
By 33 months, the child’s MDE and IFSP and amendments should be reviewed by the Preschool Special Education Program.
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What Happens at the Transition Plan Meeting?
• Meeting participants include the family, County Service Coordinator, and IU Service Coordinator (representative).
• The family meets an IU representative and learns the “next steps”.
• The team discusses the child’s current supports as well as the family’s plans or expectations.
• Transition outcome and activities are reviewed and any necessary additions are made.
• Evaluation/observations are discussed and tentative time lines are established.
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