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Transition from high school

With the newest amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, a new component has been added to the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Beginning no later than age 16, each student now must have included in the IEP a statement of the transition services that he or she needs in order to prepare for such postschool outcomes as employment, postsecondary education, adult services, independent living, and community participation.

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  • Going to College: A resource for teens with disabilities
    provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.

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