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Remember that students with more severe disabilities can go to school until they are 22 so they may spend many more than four years in high school. For students of this level their families will work closely with Voc Rehab to establish a plan or them after high school.
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This article article explains the steps usually taken for students with special needs that may spend up to age 22 in high school.

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Severely disabled students are those with intense mental, emotional and physical problems. These often demand special health services. Students may need help with personal care such as brushing their teeth. They often have delayed motor development. Communication is often an issue due to sensory impairments such as loss of sight or hearing.

Effective July 1, 2005 a six-year State Performance Plans legislation was enacted. There are 20 indicators on which data will be submitted on an Annual Performance Report. The indicaters include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are to be updated annually based upon an age appropriate transition assessment. Services include courses of study that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals. Annual IEP goals related to the ...

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