Transition Planning Guide For Individuals with Disabilities

The Maryland State Department of Education Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities provides information to students, parents/guardians, educators, and community agencies about the transition process. Although every student will have individualized transition goals and outcomes, this guide provides “preliminary” information about the requirements of the transition process under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) as well as recommended strategies and resources to acquire a positive outcome.

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American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national organization that is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf or hard of hearing children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

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Tips for Participating in Your Child’s IEP Meeting

This document provides tips for preparing for an IEP meeting as well as things to do after the IEP meeting to help you advocate for your child.

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Ten Rules of Advocacy

This document contains a list of ten important rules to follow when advocating for your child’s special education needs and services at school.

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