Step 3 Transition Planning Conference

When your child is 2 years 9 months of age, your service coordinator will hold a Transition Planning Conference that will include you, your service coordinator and a school district representative. You may want to invite other professionals or family members who know your child or representatives from community programs you might be considering. The Transition Planning Conference is an opportunity for you to learn about your school district and for the school district representative to learn about your child. It is not a meeting for making decisions about eligibility, services or where your child might go to school.

Before the Transition Planning Conference:

  • Review your child's EI records.
  • Talk to your service providers about your child's progress and successful strategies they used.
  • Decide if you want to share additional information such as medical reports, information from outside services your child received, videos or photos of your child.
  • Talk to your Child and Family Connections (CFC) parent liaison.
  • Fill out the Parent Page: Things I Want You to Know About My Child. (page 15)
  • Write down all of your questions and bring them with you to the Transition Planning Conference.

Topics to Talk about:

  • Information about your child
  • Possible services available in your community and through your school district or special education cooperative
  • Services available during the summer in your community and through your school district or special education cooperative
  • Registration and evaluation process for your community programs, school district or special education cooperative
  • Visits to early childhood classrooms in your community and school district or special education cooperative
  • The IEP process
  • Transportation for your child
  • The district Domain Review process-what it looks like and when it starts
  • The next step of the transition process

Parent Checklist

I attended the Transition Planning Conference on: (Line for date)

I put all of the important contact information on the front page of this workbook. (Checkbox)

Others who attended the Transition Planning Conference: (6 lines for answers)

Things I learned at the Transition Planning Conference: (Several lines for answer)

Parent training available to help me understand the evaluation process and IEP: (Several lines for answer)

Things that will happen next: (Several lines for answer)


Parent Page: Things I Want You to Know About My Child

These are things I want everyone to know about my child:
(Several lines for answer)

These are things I am concerned about now:
(Several lines for answer)

This is how my child communicates with me and other people:
(Several lines for answer)

These are ways my child likes to learn new things:
(Several lines for answer)

This is what my child does when he or she needs help:
(Several lines for answer)

These are things I would like my child to learn over the next 6-12 months:
(Several lines for answer)


Parent-to-Parent

How are you doing so far?

Are there questions you still want to ask?

What is your next step?

Who are the people you need to talk to?