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Transitions RTC

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A Spanish translation of this publication is available for download under "Additional Files" below.

An IEP is an individualized education plan written in public school for children ages 3 to 21 that by law, describes the special education services and goals for a student with an identified disability. Special ed services involve different techniques that help the student in a way that typical instruction cannot. Transition services are plans within the IEP that address specific needs in relation to life after high school.

Originally published as: Transitions RTC Tip Sheet 4, 2011.

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Education and Training, Transition Age Youth


IEP, Individualized Education Plan, Spanish

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Jennifer Whitney and Lisa M. Smith