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Providing Transition Services: An Analysis of Law and Policy

Transition of Youth and Young Adults

ISBN: 978-1-78441-934-9, eISBN: 978-1-78441-933-2

Publication date: 15 July 2015


The transition services requirement was added to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. Congress included this mandate in the IDEA to ensure that students with disabilities would be prepared for post-school life. The mandate charges school district personnel with planning and implementing transition services as part of special education programming provided to all eligible students with disabilities when they reach age 16 or earlier if required by state law. The purpose of this chapter is to review the legal requirements regarding transition services and the delivery of transition programming to students with disabilities.


Yell, M.L., Delport, J., Plotner, A., Petcu, S. and Prince, A. (2015), "Providing Transition Services: An Analysis of Law and Policy", Transition of Youth and Young Adults (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 63-87.



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