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Your student will be referred for transition services at the age of 14. The main goal of transition services is to prepare your student for life after high school – Adulthood and Employment. Both the student and their family are important partners in this process.

You should know:
The need for transitional services should be reflected in the students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP);

The referral should include a statement of needed transition services, including when appropriate, a statement of the interagency responsibilities;

The student’s CBVI Education Instructor will continue to provide direct instructional and other education related services;

The Transition Counselor and arranges for psychometric testing to assist in career planning and can arrange for the student to meet with individuals who do particular jobs in their expressed areas of interest;

The Transition Counselor will confer with the appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor on all cases where the student is in his or her last year of formal education to determine an appropriate action plan after the completion of the formal secondary education;

An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed for each student prior to leaving school. The IPE outlines the vocational goal and the services needed to reach that goal.

Resource Link: New Jersey Department of Education

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