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Transition Topics

Transition Topics covers a variety of subjects that influence secondary transition for students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities, such as those with healthcare issues or mental health challenges, those in foster care or the justice system, students from diverse cultural and linguistic background or who have dropped out of school, in addition to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics include transition-related laws, the requisite use of the State Performance Plan (SPP) for the Annual Performance Report (APR), the state's Transition Planning Form (TPF). Also covered are age-appropriate transition assessments, measurable postsecondary IEP goals, Summary of Performance (SOP), family involvement in planning, interagency collaboration, social security and disability benefits, self-determination and guardianship, healthcare issues that impact transition, community living options, social networks, transportation, and technology and accommodations. Participants will have a choice of options for both an individual student support project and a case study presentation, which offer opportunities to apply promising practices in transition to authentic student, classroom, school, or district circumstances.

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