Student-focused planning is the foundation of Transition IEP. It builds upon the student's present level of performance and identifies the student's academic, transition services, and accommodation needs. As shown in the graphic below, there are three components in student-focused planning: IEP development, student participation, and planning strategies.
The student must learn and use his self-determination and self-advocacy skills to be a leader of his case conference committee. By working together to develop a transition IEP, the case conference committee will understand the student's strengths, interests and preferences and will identify supports and skills the student needs in order to achieve the his postschool goals (NSTTAC, 2013).
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