Allied Agencies: Transition
What is Transition?
Transition is moving from one program to another program such as:
- From hospital to home
- From center-based to home-based services
- From Early Intervention to a program for 3-5 year old children.
- Preschool (through local school district or private)
- Head Start
- Early Childhood program offered by the local school district
Who is involved in the Transition Process?
- School District/ Head Start/ Preschool
- Early Intervention Providers
-Therapist(s)- (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathologist, Developmental Therapist, etc…)
-Other Early Intervention Staff as needed.
What are some questions you may want to ask during the Transition Process?
- What are all of the options available for my child and family?
- What is needed for my child?
- Will new testing be necessary?
- Is my child eligible for these services?
- What are my rights related to these services?
- Who will be involved during this time?
- Who will work with me to coordinate my child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
- How will my current provider share what they know with my new provider?
- When will services begin?
- Where will services be offered?
- What if my child is ineligible for school-based services?
- Does my child have any options other than public school based?
Planning a smooth transition is very important for your child and your family...and you are your child’s best advocate!
Who should I contact for more information on schools or programs?
You may contact the Child and Family Connections #14 at
309-672-6360 or Toll Free at 888-482-4300 or Your Local School District.
A downloadable presentation on Transition is available in the Allied Agencies' Information Library in Adobe pdf and Microsoft Powerpoint format.