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For many teachers, writing transition plans into an IEP is a struggle. Discuss why you think this might be? What, in your opinion, are things that can be done to better help teachers write complete, purposeful, and useful transitions plans in IEPs?

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Transition planning is an integral component of a student's IEP. However, some teachers may find this process challenging. This focuses on some of the reasons transition planning could be difficult and possible solutions for development of effective transition plans.

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This is an interesting assignment and I hope the following information will prove of assistance to you.

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), students' IEPs must include a transition plan [age varies by state, 14 to 16 years old, generally]. IDEA has specific requirements to be included in transition plans:
~post-secondary goals (based upon transition assessments)
-independent living skills
~transition services

The purpose of the transition plan is to provide a ...

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