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The IEP and Transition Planning

Once a student with special needs turns 14, it is important to consider postsecondary goals while completing his or her Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP should be informed by the Transition Planning Form (TPF). The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education created a PDF guide to help parents and professionals understand what the TPF is and how to use it. For information on how the IEP and TPF work together, review the Special Education Technical Assistance Advisory: “Postsecondary Goals and Annual IEP Goals in the Transition Planning Process” or Key Points for IDEA-2004: IEP Development and Progress Reporting

View / Download a copy of the Massachusetts Individual Education Plan (PDF)

View / Download a copy of the Massachusetts Transition Planning Form (PDF)