Moderate Support • Ages 14-16 • Goal:

Make a Transition Plan

Action step 1.

Think about options for high school.

High school options include:

  • Learning in separate classrooms or being in regular classes with support
  • Graduating with a diploma or a certificate
  • Graduating in four years
  • Staying in special education longer, up to age 22
  • Going to vocational education or trade school

Talking about these options can help you:

  • Set goals
  • Decide what classes to take
  • Decide what supports you need to help you reach your goals after high school


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Action step 2.

Participate in IEP transition planning meetings.

Education after high school is part of IEP transition planning. This planning begins at age 14-16, depending on the laws in your state. You work with your IEP team to make a plan that fits with your goals for the future.

IEP transition planning empowers you for the future with knowledge about your strengths, challenges and self-advocacy.


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You’ve reached the end of the action steps for this support level and age group.

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