Planning for transition begins when your child turns 27 months, or earlier if your child is found no longer eligible for FCESS, or as soon as possible if you child enters FCESS after 27 months of age. At this time, a written transition plan is developed and becomes part of your child’s IFSP. The transition plan lays out the step and a timeline for what will happen over the next few months. As part of the transition plan, the IFSP Team, which includes you, will decide whether or not your child is potentially eligible for preschool special education and discuss the notification/referral process. Your FCESS Service Coordinator will also explain your right to opt-out of making a notification / referral.
Transition Plans must:
- Support for your family in exploring future service options
- Lists activities to prepare your child for transition
- Lists parent training and information resources
- Include, with your consent, referrals to your local area agency family support, or other community resources
Also as part of the transition plan, the IFSP Team, which includes you, will decide whether or not your child is potentially eligible for preschool special education and discuss the notification/referral process. Please see the FAQs for more information on potentially eligible and your right to opt-out of making a notification/referral. You may also visit the RACE 2K website’s Tool Resources page to download family-friendly information on the transition process.