Transition Planning and the IEP

IDEIA 2004: Transition Core Principles

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The Transition Coalition* describes transition using three core principles.

  • A Results-oriented process

  • A Student-centered process

  • A Coordinated effort

These three principles summarize the definition of the transition process in IDEIA.

Use these three essential  components in a brief self-reflection of your team’s current transition practices.

Person OrientatedAgency Orientated
Are We Results-oriented? Or Are We Task- Oriented?
Are We Student-centered? Or Are We Program-Centered?
Are Our Efforts Coordinated? Or Are the Efforts Splintered and Disconnected?

*Transition Coalition, University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability -

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