Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Older Youth with Disabilities|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
Developing an IEP Transition Plan
A Toolkit to Help Pennsylvania Youth in Foster Care and the Juvenile Justice System Prepare for IEP Meetings
For students with disabilities, the transition services available through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be an essential source of support on the path to adulthood. Yet too often, youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system fail to receive the individualized transition services they are entitled to under the IDEA, often because they are unaware of the options that are available to them. To address this problem, Juvenile Law Center collaborated with Disability Rights Pennsylvania and Education Law Center to design a toolkit to help transition-age youth and their advocates prepare for IEP meetings and develop strong IEP Transition Plans. The toolkit helps these youth and their advocates actively engage in the transition planning process by allowing them to set goals, identify barriers, and brainstorm possible services in advance of the IEP meeting.