State Examples for Transition
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- Kansas: State of Kansas: State-level Interagency Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) (2013)
- New Jersey: Interagency Part C to Part B Transition Agreement (2012) Between the New Jersey Early Intervention System within the Department of Health and the Office of Special Education within the Department of Education
- New Mexico: MOU library of local community transition memoranda of understanding (2014) developed by Community Based Transition Teams
- Rhode Island: Interagency Agreement Between Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Rhode Island Department of Education (2013)
- Vermont: Interagency Agreement With Vermont Agency of Human Services and Vermont Department of Education (2012)
- Wyoming: Memorandum of Understanding between the Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division. Refer to Section 7, page 5, for the transition planning provisions from Part C to Part B. (2012)
- Maryland: Early Childhood Intra-Agency Transition Agreement Between The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) Part C to Part B Preschool Special Education Services (2013)
- South Dakota: Early Childhood Intra-Agency Transition Agreement between Birth to Three Connections and the Special Education Preschool Program within the Department of Education (2012)
- Florida: Developing Interagency Agreements: The Road Map for Transition provides guidance for developing agreements. (2017)
- Indiana: Resources for local MOA preparation and development
- Minnesota: Local MOU Library and MOU Resources
- West Virginia: Local Interagency Agreement and Collaborative Procedures Development for county programs provides templates and resources.
- California: Effective Early Childhood Transitions: A Guide for Transition at Age Three (2013)
- Kansas: State guidance and training resources for professionals and families are available at the Kansas Inservice Training System on Understanding the Transition Process.
- Missouri: First Steps web site on transition contains links guidance. Specific policies for extending Part C services are available under Summer Birthdays presentation materials (2018).
- North Carolina:
- Guiding Practices For Early Childhood Transition in North Carolina: Transition of services for young children and families from the Infant-Toddler Program to the Preschool Program (2012)
- Early Childhood Transition in North Carolina: A Parent's Guide to the Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs (2020) is designed for families when discussing the transition process and the differences between services in the two programs. The brochure also available in Spanish.
- North Dakota: Understanding Early Childhood Transition: A Guide for Families and Professionals (2013)
- New Hampshire: The Race 2K TA Center facilitates the development and implementation of 10 Regional Interagency Agreements for Early Childhood Transitions. An online module, Who's Doing What in Early Childhood Transitions walks through the process.
- Rhode Island: EI to ECSE Transition
- Vermont: Guiding Principles were specifically influenced by the Division for Early Childhood's Recommended Practices for Transition. The determination for eligibility process for Part B by age three is outlined by steps in Form 6B IDEA Part C to Part B Transition and guidance for late referrals is delineated in Part C to Part B Late Referral Transition Policy and Procedures.
- West Virginia: Early Childhood Transition Steering Committee provides policies and procedures (2013) and other resources
- Illinois: Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education Tracking form (2013)
- Indiana: First Steps State Transition Forms.
State Initiatives and Special Projects
This collaborative effort of Eve Müller (Project Forum), Kathy Whaley (NECTAC), and Beth Rous (NECTC) 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.
- Florida: 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.
- New Mexico: New Mexico Early Childhood Transition is to support community teams in developing and/or improving their system of transitioning children and families from early intervention services to other services and supports. Our vision is that all children and families will experience a smooth and effective transition as a result of collaborative intentional community planning.
- West Virginia: 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.