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Transition Planning: What You Need to Know


arrow-mochayes.PNGWhat is transition planning?

The Transition Individual Education Plan (IEP) addresses goals, services and activities that are needed to ensure the success of the student’s progression from school to adult life.  The Volusia County School District begins addressing the transition needs of a student at age 14 or prior if appropriate.  The, course of transition IEP must include documentation of the student’s preferences, strengths, interests, course of study and the consideration of the self-determination needs for each student. At this time, the student will be invited to attend his/her IEP Meeting.
Beginning at age 16, the IEP must include Measurable Postsecondary Goals (MPGs) based on age appropriate transition assessments in the areas of, Career, Education/Training, Employment and Independent Living (if appropriate). 
A statement of needed transition services, including agency linkage must be included along with activities that will help prepare the student for life after high school.


When a student reaches 16 years of age an agency must be invited to the IEP meeting.

     • Agency Helper
      • Vocational Rehabilitation:
              A student may be eligible for VR services if employment is his/her goals
              Have an IEP or 504 Plan
              Ages 15-21

    • Agency for Persons with Disabilities:
      Supports persons with disabilities listed below in living, working and all aspects of community life:
          •  Spina Bifida
          •  Autism
          •  Cerebral Palsy
          •  Intellectual Disability
          •  Prader-Willi Syndrome
          •  Phelan-McDermid
   To apply for services contact:
         Michelle Sturla, Easter Seals Program Manager and Business Associate with APD
         1219 Dunn Ave.
         Daytona Beach, FL  32114
         Phone: 386-257-1700

   APD Application (English)  APD Application (Spanish)

• Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
    Provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism, dual sensory
    impairment, and related disabilities. 
    ​For information regarding services and supports provided by CARD contact:
            Lisa Roberts
            12424 Research Parkway, Suite 365
            Orlando, FL 32826
            Phone: (407) 823-6011


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