Planning for your child’s natural transitions in school

Children experience transitions throughout their school life. But, students with disabilities are more likely to be impacted disproportionately by system silos and educational transitions. This five-part vodcast (video) and podcast (audio) series review important transitions in children’s lives including early intervention; elementary, secondary, and transition services; and how we can plan and support children to be prepared for adulthood.

Watch the videos below for the vodcast series or scroll down to the bottom of the page to listen to the podcast series. Podcasts are also available SpreakerItunesiHeartRadio, or Spotify

Episode 1: Overview – This episode is an overview of what to expect from the Children’s Transition series.

Episode 2: Early Intervention services and your child – provides you the background you will need to determine whether Early Intervention is right for your child and what to expect while exploring your service options.

Episode 3: What do you need to know when your child transitions to Elementary School? – Explore what to expect when entering Elementary School! We’ll cover what the transition looks like, whether you are entering from Early Intervention or if your child is brand new to the school environment.

Episode 4: Moving on up, transitioning from Elementary School to Secondary Education – Secondary Education will look very different from your child’s Elementary School years. In this episode, we will discuss the difference and similarities of the settings, expectations, and how you can prepare your child for each.

Episode 5: Preparing for life beyond your Individualized Education Plan – Children, who use an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) have the opportunity to extend their public schooling services up until the age of 22 (upon reaching the age of 22, the child is no longer eligible for services), but is that right for your child? Learn about what the transition from Secondary school into adult life looks like to better understand how to prepare your child and family.

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  • Watch the Vodcast