U.S. Education Department issues guidance on transition services

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The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has issued a memo that provides some much-needed clarity and guidance on how state and local agencies can coordinate transition services for students. The memo addresses:

  • The opportunity for high school students with disabilities to enroll in postsecondary education programs.
  • The opportunity for students and youth with disabilities to enroll in comprehensive transition and other postsecondary programs after leaving high school.
  • Coordination of transition-related services that students with disabilities may receive under the IDEA and under the Vocational Rehabilitation program.
  • Financial aid available to students with disabilities enrolled in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary education programs.