|(a) Transition planning is a process that involves
developing and updating appropriate steps and transition services:
(1) jointly with families; and
(2) based on recommendations from the IFSP team.
(b) All transition activities must be documented in
the child's record.
(c) The IFSP must contain an appropriate general transition
(d) The contractor must conduct a meeting, which includes
the parent, in accordance with 34 CFR §303.342(d) and (e) and §303.343(a),
to plan appropriate steps and transition services in the IFSP.
(1) Except as provided in subsections (f) - (g) of
this section, the meeting to plan and document appropriate steps and
transition services in the IFSP must be conducted not fewer than 90
days, and at the discretion of all parties, not more than nine months
before the child's third birthday. If the child is referred and determined
to be eligible more than 45 but less than 90 days before the child's
third birthday, appropriate steps and transitions services must be
included in the child's initial IFSP.
(2) If transition planning occurs at a periodic review
instead of an initial or annual IFSP meetings, the meeting must meet
the requirements in 34 CFR §303.342(d) and (e) and §303.343(a).
(3) The appropriate steps and transition services that
the IFSP team plans at the meeting must be documented in the IFSP
and must include:
(A) timelines and responsible party for each transition
(B) discussions with and training of parents, as appropriate,
regarding future placements and other matters related to the child's
(C) procedures to prepare the child for changes in
service delivery, including steps to help the child adjust to and
function in a new setting;
(D) the family's choice for the child to transition
into a community or educational program or for the child to remain
in the home;
(E) identification of appropriate steps and transition
services, deemed necessary by the IFSP team, to support the family's
exit from early childhood intervention services to LEA special education
services or other appropriate activities, places, or programs the
family would like the child to participate in after exiting early
childhood intervention services;
(F) confirmation that the transition notification,
which requires child find information to be transmitted to the LEA
or other relevant agency, has occurred; and
(G) program options, if the child is potentially eligible
for special education services, for the period from the child's third
birthday through the remainder of the school year.
(e) The child's planned steps and transition services
must be updated and documented in the IFSP anytime the:
(1) IFSP team identifies new appropriate steps and
transitional services; and
(2) parent's goals for the child evolve and change.
(f) At any time during the child's enrollment in early
childhood intervention services, the IFSP team must, upon parental
request, meet to plan steps to support the child and family to transition:
(1) from one contractor to another contractor;
(2) from one family setting to another family setting;
(3) when the family is moving out of state.
(g) If the child is referred fewer than 45 days before
the child's third birthday, the IFSP team is not required to plan
steps and transition services. If the child is potentially eligible
for preschool special education services, the contractor must, with
written parental consent, refer the child directly to the LEA as soon
(h) The contractor must comply with all requirements
in Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to Procedural Safeguards
and Due Process Procedures).