Transition Planning for Older Students

When your child reaches 14, there are transition planning components that a required to be part of the IEP.  For more information on transition.

  • A vocational education component, if appropriate
  • At least one year before the student reaches the age of majority (18 in New Hampshire), a statement that he/she has been informed of the rights that will transfer to him/her at age 18
  • Beginning at age 14 (or younger, if determined appropriate by the IEP team), the IEP must include a statement of transition service needs, which focus on the student’s course of study. The course of study  is a long range plan that includes classes, work experiences, work study opportunities, and other opportunities that will assist youth in meeting their post secondary goals.  This plan is long range, broken down by year, and required to be part of the IEP when a youth is 14.
  • Beginning at age 16 (or younger, if determined appropriate by the IEP team), the IEP must include measurable post-secondary goals
  • Beginning at age 16 (or younger, if determined appropriate by the IEP team), the IEP must include a statement of needed transition services, including, if appropriate, a statement of the interagency responsibilities or any needed linkages