Secondary Transition: Interagency Collaboration


Take some time now to answer the following questions. Please note that the IRIS Center does not collect your Assessment responses. If this is a course assignment, you should turn them in to your professor using whatever method he or she requires. If you have trouble answering any of the questions, go back and review the information provided in this Module.

  1. Define the terms secondary transition and interagency collaboration.
  2. Why is it important for schools to have a designated transition coordinator? List at least three of their responsibilities and explain how it might be difficult for a special education teacher to do them while also teaching during a typical school day.
  3. Why is it important for school personnel to collaborate with other agency personnel to support transition for all students with disabilities?
  4. List and describe the four stages of developing interagency collaboration.
  5. marieRecall Marie from the Challenge. Marie has an intellectual disability and wants to attend college. Based on what you have learned from this Module:
    1. Identify two agencies the transition coordinator, along with Marie and her family, might collaborate with during the transition planning process.
    2. Describe the types of supports these agencies can provide for Marie.
    3. What would the transition coordinator’s role be?
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