Presented by the National Association of Special Education Teachers

Any transition process must take into account all of the necessary procedures and issues that will facilitate the student’s transition to adulthood. While this may vary from state to state, a practical timeline will assist you in helping both the student and the parents be as prepared as possible. You should help families consider the following checklist of transition activities when preparing transition plans with the IEP team. The student's skills and interests will determine which items on the checklist are relevant and whether these transition issues should be addressed at IEP transition meetings. The checklist can also help identify who should be part of the IEP transition team. Responsibility for carrying out the specific transition activities should be determined at the IEP transition meetings.