Not later than when a student reaches 14 years of age, the ARD committee must consider, and if appropriate, address the following issues in the IEP:
(1) appropriate student involvement in the student's transition to life outside the public school system;
(2) if the student is younger than 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition;
(3) if the student is at least 18 years of age, appropriate parental involvement in the student's transition, if the parent is invited (4) to participate by the student or the school district in which the student is enrolled;
(4) any postsecondary education options;
(5) a functional vocational evaluation;
employment goals and objectives;
(6) if the student is at least 18 years of age, the availability of age-appropriate instructional environments;
(7) independent living goals and objectives; and
(8) appropriate circumstances for referring a student or the student's parents to a governmental agency for services.
What are 18–22 programs and services? 18–22 services are transition services available to students ages 18–22 who have completed all credit/curriculum/state assessment requirements and will be graduating under option 89.1070 (g)(4)(A-C) or (b)(2)(A-C).
18–22 programs may be offered in a district, school, or charter in the form of a campus-based program, district-based program, or community-based program. A campus-based program is an age-appropriate instructional environment that is located on a high school campus. A district-based program is an age-appropriate instructional environment that is located on a site that is operated or owned by the school district. A community-based program is an age-appropriate instructional environment where the student is provided education services in their community.
Who is eligible? Students receiving special education services who are ages 18–22 who have completed all credit/curriculum/state assessment requirements and will be graduating under option 89.1070 (g)(4)(A–C) or (b)(2)(A–C) and require additional transition services in order to meet the requirements for graduation.
Are flexible schedules allowed? Yes. All transition services and programs for students ages 18–22 who are receiving special education services should be individualized based on the student’s specific postsecondary needs relative to a successful transition to their adult life. Attendance should be documented based on the options available in the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (e.g., ADA Code 1—Full-Day Attendance, ADA Code 2—Half-Day Attendance, ADA Code 0—Enrolled, Not in Membership).