This page contains information and resources which may prove helpful as districts and parents work together to develop meaningful transition plans for students with severe disabilities.
Transition Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities
Selected slides from a September 9, 2008 teleconference sponsored by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC). The presentation includes guiding questions for secondary transition planning for youth with significant disabilities, as well as student scenarios.
Individual with Severe Disabilities (Case Study)
This document from the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) provides examples and non-examples of postsecondary goals, annual goals, transition services, evidence of coordination, age-appropriate transition assessment and course of study for a student with severe disabilities.
The directory consists of two components:
- The Early Intervention Directory focusing on early intervention services for children birth through 3 years old;
- The School-Age Directory focusing on education services for children with special needs, 3 through 21 years old
Summary of Performance Technical Assistance Documents
The IDEA 04 and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations require that “for students who graduate or age out of the program, the LEA shall provide the child with a summary of the child’s academic achievement and functional performance including recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child’s postsecondary goals (707 KAR 1:300 Section 4 (21)). In an effort to assist districts in meeting this requirement, two optional formats for documenting the “Summary of Performance” have been developed. The options are:
Option 1 – was developed just after the IDEA was reauthorized in 2004 and has been used by districts since that time.
KySOP Option 1
Option 2 – is a recently developed format that is now available. This option outlines a more student-directed approach to the Summary of Performance. The format attached is the teacher’s copy with annotations on how to complete, as well as a blank student copy.
KySOP Option 2 (Teacher Copy)
KySOP Option 2 (Student Copy)
Option 3 – Your district may also develop its own way of documenting the Summary of Performance as long as the regulatory requirements are met.