IDEA transition provisions – an overview

IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – America’s special education law.

IDEA has specific provisions about how IEP teams plan for a student’s transition to life after IEPs.

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A federal judge ruled in November that the Washington, DC, school system has not fulfilled its duty to provide special education services to its eligible preschool-age children, calling for additional future court oversight because of “persistent failure to live up to their statutory obligations, a failure that works a severe and lasting harm on one of society’s most vulnerable populations—disabled preschool children—is deeply troubling to the court.”

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Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) have launched the second phase of the One City • One Hire campaign, which was announced in September, and designed to encourage businesses in the Washington metropolitan area to hire qualified, unemployed District residents.

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