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Transition Resource Handbook 2017-18

Legislative Updates in Regards to Transition Services

Senate Bill (SB) 20 (2017) was passed in July 2017 and updated several Oregon statutes to align with federal law changes. In this bill, a student who has received a modified diploma was no longer eligible for education services. The bill was to take effect on July 1, 2017. But on September 28, 2017, the State Board of Education voted to adopt a temporary rule modifying OAR 581-022-2010 (Modified Diplomas) for students who receive their modified diplomas to return for education and transition services, effective July 1, 2018, pending any further legislative or board action.

UPDATE: 2018 legislative session final ruling on Senate Bill (SB) 1522 passed, and returns language in ORS 339.115 to status prior to passage of SB 20 (2017), allowing districts to admit students who have already received a modified diploma to be eligible to return for education and transition services. The bill also makes modified diploma recipients in Youth Corrections Education Programs eligible for transition services and allows modified diploma recipients to be eligible for the Expanded Options Program. See Senate Bill 20 (2017) and Senate Bill 1522 (2018) for more information. Questions:

Oregon's Transition Resource Handbook 2017-18

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What's Happening in 2017 - 2018?

An overview of important updates concerning transition services in 2017-2018.

Past Books Available

To enhance the usability of the resources in this handbook they have been gathered here in the Supplemental Materials section in downloadable and printable formats. They are organized into five categories: Forms, Student Materials, Case Study Examples, Additional, and FAQs.

Supplemental Materials


MSW Flowchart 

This form is designed to be used as a self-assessment tool to gather information about transition activities, and to assist in determining whether the activities meet the criteria for a Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activity.

MSW Self Assessment Tool

This form is designed to be used as a self-assessment tool for districts and schools to gather information related to the operation of a school-based business or other work activity, and to assist in determining whether the business or activity meets the criteria for a Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activity.

ODE Guidance: Avoiding MSW Activities 

This guidance document is designed to inform those assisting students with transition regarding the definition of Mock Sheltered Workshop activities and how to avoid them when building a plan for appropriate vocational instructional activities.

Summary of Performance Form 

This form is used to comply with the IDEA 2004 requirement for a “Summary of Performance”.

Transition Assessment Student Interview 

This form is used to guide a student interview for the purposes of gathering information to plan goals and future education.

Know the Student Age Appropriate Transition Assessments 

A guide for how to select and carry out the best formal and informal age appropriate transition assessments and what type of information those assessments need to collect and why.

Transition Needs Chart for Tracking Services Over Time 

This chart is designed to help gather information to determine a student’s needs over time and what services they will need as they transition.

Agency Overview: Blue Trifold Template 

A template for agencies to use to create a tri-fold brochure to give to students and parents.

Functional Limitations Statement Form

A checklist covering the eight categories defined by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the purpose of identifying functional limitations and determining the severity of an individual’s disability.

Student Materials

Letter of Introduction 

This form provides a template for students to introduce themselves and what they need to succeed in their new situation.

Letter of Introduction: Completed Example 

This completed example provides an idea of how to best fill out the Letter of Introduction Form.

Student Led IEP Script 

This form is a basic script for students to customize so they can comfortably lead their IEP and ensure all their concerns, needs, and goals are addressed.

Student Led IEP Template 

This PowerPoint presentation provides a customizable template for students to use during their IEP presentation.

Case Study Examples

Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Case Studies for Jason and Susie 

Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Case Study for Allison 

Case File Example for Alex (Autism) 

Case File Example for Allison (SLD) 

Case File Example for Drew (Deafblind) 

Case File Example for Jason (TBI) 

Case File Example for Rolanda (Profound Cognitive Disability) 

Case File Example for Susie (Deafblind Multi Disabled) 

Case Study Examples of Participation in the Transition IEP Meetings

Summary of Performance: Completed Examples 


Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit

An extensive list of age appropriate transition assessments, their definitions, and examples of those assessments, including where to find them.

Student Owned IEPs Top 10

This PowerPoint presentation covers the top ten ways that students can be included in their IEP presentation.

Student Owned IEPs Top 10 (PDF)

This PDF covers the top ten ways that students can be included in their IEP presentation.


A list of defined terms that may be frequently encountered in transition related materials, research, and legislation.


A glossary of acronyms commonly used in transition literature and services.

Developmental Disabilities Services-Policy Transmittal 

This policy transmittal updates previous policies concerning transition aged students’ ability to access a Medicaid-funded Employment Service when the service is not available through local educational agencies or vocational rehabilitation.

ODE Letter of Transmittal APD-PT-15-011 

A policy transmittal regarding transition aged youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who are receiving educational services and have access to Medicaid funded employment services through the DD Waiver.

Transition Path to Adulthood

This guide supports the transition process, to ensure an effective team conversation and facilitate success for your student to reach their post secondary goals.


FAQ for Student Participation in the IEP

FAQ for Assessments

FAQ About Diploma Options

FAQ for Transition Services, Including Course of Study

Section 1: Student Participation

9 Student Participation in the IEP

10 Checklist for Planning a Youth Led IEP

11 Case Study Examples of Student Participation in the Transition IEP Meetings

13 Transition Needs Chart Used to Track Services Over Time

14 Key Points in the Transition Process

Section 2: Assessments

15 Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

16 - 17 Transition Assessment Implementations Timeline

18 Finding Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

19 Assessments Should Lead to Self-Discovery

20 - 21 Case Study Examples of Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

22 Oregon Extended Assessment Decision Making Guidance

23 Oregon Extended Assessment Decision Making Guidance Flowchart

24 Person Centered Planning Example 

Section 3: IEP Contents

25 - 26 Transition Services

27 ODE Guidance Documents

28 Case Study Examples of Transition Services Jason and Susie

29 Case Study Examples of Transition Services Allison

30 Annual Goals

31 Transition IEP Annual Goals

32 Course of Study

33 - 34 Case Study Examples of Course of Study

35 Functional Limitations Language

36 Considerations and Diploma Options

37 Summary of Performance

Section 4: Post-Secondary Goals

39 Appropriate and Measureable Post-Secondary Goals

40 Informal Age Appropriate Assessment Table

41 Case Study of Appropriate, Measureable Post-Secondary Goals

Section 5: Building Relationships with Participating Agencies

43 Invite Representatives of Participating Agencies

44 - 45 Considerations When Inviting Other Agencies

46 - 47 Pre-Employment Transition Services

48 - 49 WIOA and Pre-ETS

50 - 55 Lesson Plans for 3 of the 5 Pre-ETS

56 Oregon Youth Transition Program

57 Minimum Wage Rate by Area

58 ODDS Employment Specialists

59 Developmental Disability Services Overview

60 Employment FIRST

61 Interagency List of Contacts

62 Language -- Who Hears What?

63 Family and Community Together (FACT)


65 Cross Agency Employment Services

Section 6: Data Based Decision Making

67 Data Based Decision Making

68 Using Outcome Data to Inform District Improvement

69 Predictors of Post-School Success

70 Evidence Based Practices

71 Evidence Based Practices (Continued)

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