Transition to Adulthood

Kansas requires Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for students age 14 and older begin the process of planning for the student to transition from high school to post-school education, work and adult living.

The transition process is intended to result in a comprehensive, coordinated plan of activities to be implemented during the term of the IEP. Transition planning is all about what the student wants to do after high school

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Services for Students Age 18-21

  • Chapter 8 of Kansas Special Education Process Handbook (pg. 6 of pdf) If a child with a disability is 18 years of age or older and is still eligible for special education and related services, can a school district require that child to participate in an “18-to-21 program”, or must the child’s IEP Team individually determine the educational placement, services and supports that are appropriate for that particular child?

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