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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon's Transition Resource Handbook 2017-18
An overview of important updates concerning transition services in 2017-2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This form is used to comply with the IDEA 2004 requirement for a “Summary of Performance”.
This form is used to guide a student interview for the purposes of gathering information to plan goals and future education.
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.
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.
A template for agencies to use to create a tri-fold brochure to give to students and parents.
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.
This form provides a template for students to introduce themselves and what they need to succeed in their new situation.
This completed example provides an idea of how to best fill out the Letter of Introduction Form.
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.
This PowerPoint presentation provides a customizable template for students to use during their IEP presentation.
Case Study Examples
An extensive list of age appropriate transition assessments, their definitions, and examples of those assessments, including where to find them.
This PowerPoint presentation covers the top ten ways that students can be included in their IEP presentation.
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.
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.
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.
This guide supports the transition process, to ensure an effective team conversation and facilitate success for your student to reach their post secondary goals.
Section 1: Student Participation
Section 2: Assessments
Section 3: IEP Contents
Section 4: Post-Secondary Goals
Section 5: Building Relationships with Participating Agencies
Section 6: Data Based Decision Making