Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

State Guidance & Policy Relating to Transition from Part C

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PDF: State Efforts to Meet the Early Childhood Transition Requirements of IDEA (April 2009) was a collaborative effort of Eve Müller (Project Forum), Kathy Whaley (NECTAC), and Beth Rous (NECTC). This in-brief analysis summarizes the recommendations included in the National Early Childhood Transition Initiative's document that was created as a resource for improving state and local performance on State Performance Plans related to early childhood transition. It highlights some of the policies and practices adopted by six states (FL, IN, KY, NH, NM and WV) to meet the early childhood transition requirement.

  • FL - WWW: Florida Transition Project helps communities set up trained transition teams to develop a seamless system of transition among agencies providing services to young children with disabilities, birth to six years of age, and their families. It is funded through the Technical Assistance and Training System (TATS) by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.
  • IN - WWW: Transition Initiative web site provides information on the support and training available to communities to assist in developing a community transition system.
  • KY - WWW: Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project (2009) provides information related to transitions across the life span and represents a collaborative effort between the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN), Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Children, Special Education Cooperative Network (SECN) and the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute.
  • NH - WWW: SSECT (Supporting Successful Early Childhood Transitions) is funded by the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education to continue supporting school districts in complying with Indicator 12 (Early Childhood Transitions) and Indicator 6 (Preschool Settings) of the State Performance Plan.
  • WV - WWW: Early Childhood Transition Steering Committee key agencies are WV Birth to Three, WV Department of Education, WV Head Start and WV Division of Early Care and Education.
  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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