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The goal of transition services is to provide early vocational planning. Students/clients are referred for transition services at the age of 14. The consumer and the consumer’s family are integral partners in this process. You should know:

• The need for transition should reflected in the students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP);
• The referral to transition should include a statement of needed transition services, including when appropriate, a statement of the interagency responsibilities;
• The client's Education Instructor will continue to provide direct instructional and other education related services to the client, high school personnel and families;
• The Transition Counselor arranges for the consumer to meet with individuals who do particular jobs in the expressed areas of interest and arranges for psychometric testing to assist in career planning;
• The Transition Services Supervisor and the Transition Counselor will confer with the appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor on all cases where the client is in his or her last year of formal education to determine an appropriate action plan after the completion of the formal secondary education;
• An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed for each consumer prior to leaving school. The IPE outlines the vocational goal and the services needed to reach that goal.

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