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Minnesota Transition Guide for Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Transition Timeline

The following is a list of possible transition activities to consider when preparing transition plans with the student’s IEP team. Each student's skills and interests will determine relevant items on the checklist. Use this to decide which transition issues to address at IEP meetings. Responsibility for carrying out specific transition activities should be determined at the IEP meeting.

How to use this timeline:

This timeline is intended to be a guide for students and their IEP teams as they develop transition goals. It is not an exhaustive list, nor will all items apply to all students. Transition is not a stand-alone content area and many of the activities on this list can be incorporated into content-area classes and activities.

Four to Five Years Before Leaving School

Two to Three Years Before Leaving School

One Year Before Leaving School

Adapted from the National Transition Network's Transition Checklist. The National Transition Network is a collaboration of the Colorado State University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Minnesota; PACER Center; and the University of Vermont. The National Transition Network (NTN) was funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs until September 30, 2001. Its offices were located at the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.