Introduction to Secondary Transition for Middle Schools

Time:8:30 - 3:30
Where:OSSE 810 First Street NE, Grand Hall Sides A&B
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Middle school educators, administrators, and related service providers play an important role in preparing students with disabilities to gain the skills they will need to succeed in high school and in life. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires IEP teams to develop a transition plan that contains postsecondary goals in the areas of education, employment, and independent living (when appropriate) for all students with disabilities ages sixteen and older.

This full day training session will introduce practitioners to the IDEA’s secondary transition planning requirements and share ways in which middle schools can prepare students to actively engage in the transition planning process, including participation in:
Career awareness and exploration activities; Self-determination skill development activities; and Age-appropriate transition assessments that will guide IEP teams in selecting transition goals, services, and activities. There will be an emphasis on how to facilitate student-led IEPs for students in order to actively engage in the IEP process.

This training will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at OSSE, Third Floor Grand Hall Sides A/B.
For more information or questions, please email Angela Spinella at