As a child approaches the age of 14, additional postsecondary transition planning is included in the IEP. During the IEP year that a child turns 14, he/she is required to be invited to attend all IEP meetings and is involved in the development of the IEP’s postsecondary transition plan, a required component of the IEP. Annually, postsecondary age-appropriate transition assessments are used to update the student’s transition information and used in the development of the postsecondary transition section of the IEP. Information about the Postsecondary Transition section of the IEP and links to postsecondary transition resources are available from the Office for Exceptional Children.
The IEP’s postsecondary transition planning process helps support the development of skills needed by the child for a successful postsecondary transition to adulthood. Annually, postsecondary transition planning includes the development of transition goals in the following areas: 1) Postsecondary Training and Education; 2) Competitive Integrated Employment; and 3) Daily Living Skills. The goals are based on annual transition assessments and must include the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths, often referred to as PINS. The student’s progress on the postsecondary transition goals is reviewed at each annual IEP meeting and may change, as needed, based upon the student’s progress on transition goals and changes in the student’s PINS and transition needs.
Postsecondary transition consultation services are available through the OCDBE. A consultant meets with the child’s parents and the team to discuss the reasons for the request for a transition consultation, gathers related information, observes the student, provides a written report, and follows-up with the IEP team. Transition consultation services may be requested by parents and school districts by completing the Consultation Services Request.
Consultation Services Request
Additional OCDBE Resources and Information
Transition Resources Toolkit
The Transition Resources Toolkit provides federal, national, Ohio and professional resources to assist IEP post-secondary planning and IEP development and transition to adulthood.
Postsecondary Transition Manual for Students Who are Deafblind
The Postsecondary Transition Manual for Students Who are Deafblind provides the steps to develop a Transition Plan required as part of a student’s IEP beginning at age 14.