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This tip sheet provides tips for how students (ages of 3 to 21) who receive special education services in public schools can take a leadership role in their individualized education programs (IEP) and transition planning.

Learn more about IEPs and transition services in our Teens on IEPs: Making My “Transition” Services Work for Me tip sheet.

Learn about the Translating Evidence to Support Transitions (TEST) project here.

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Education and Training, Transition Age Youth


IEP, individualized education program, special education, high school, students, high school students, mental health conditions, emotional disturbances, students with emotional disturbances, high school students with mental health conditions, transition services, transition plan, NIDILRR grant 90DP0080

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Morgan Rao, Laura Golden, and Marsha Langer Ellison