Transition can be a challenging time in a family’s Early Intervention experience. It takes teamwork to successfully walk with a family through the adjustment from one program to another. By knowing the strengths and expertise of all the team members including the parent, you can maximize the potential for a positive experience. Transition should be viewed as a process rather than a specific event. The process should begin early to promote and ensure continuity of service(s) and provide families with a seamless system of Early Intervention. It is critical that transition planning be embedded in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)/Individualized Education Program (IEP) supports and services for all eligible children and families.
This guide for Early Intervention is designed to give the reader information quickly and succinctly. The guidelines include or refer the reader to legal requirements, suggest quality practices, and clarify activities related to Transition for children transitioning from the Infant Toddler Early Intervention program to the Preschool Early Intervention program.
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