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Laws and Regulations

Transition Planning Requirements

Transition Planning is required to begin formally and be documented in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by age 14 in Ohio. The IEP must include a post-secondary goal for employment that is based on age-appropriate transition assessments related to employment in a competitive environment in which workers are integrated regardless of disability.

Transition assessment affords the opportunity for professionals from across agencies to co-plan and review information that will highlight the youth’s preferences, interests, needs and skills relevant to building a profile of the youth as a future employee. A team approach to assessment –adult service personnel, educators, youth and family working collaboratively—results in a profile that informs the pathway to community employment that is the ’best fit’ for the youth.

Ohio Secondary Transition and Workforce Development for Students with Disabilities Ohio Employment First Transition Toolkit