Once transition goals are set, the IEP team will decide what services a student needs to meet goals. The range of possible services is broad:
Instruction (including special education)
Community experiences, like volunteer work
Career and college counseling
Help with daily living skills, if needed
These services must be reviewed and updated each year to support a student’s transition goals. Just like goals, services may change over time to reflect a student’s interests. The IEP team might list accommodations, too.
The team can also use IEP goals to support the transition plan. For example, a student who wants to attend auto mechanic school may first need to learn specific math skills. So the team may need to set IEP goals and provide school services related to math.
Some transition services can take place at school. But often, transition services occur at home or in the community, like at local youth employment programs and vocational rehab centers. During transition planning, the IEP team may invite people from the community, like counselors and job specialists, to help.
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