Ohio Transition Planning Requirements in IEPs


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“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.”

Transition planning is required to begin formally and be documented in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by age 14.  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.

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Job and Family Services Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities