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Path: Transition from Early Intervention

This learning path is designed to inform EI service coordinators and service providers about practices and requirements for ensuring a smooth transition for children and families when they leave early intervention.

To get credit for this learning path, you must complete the 6 activities below, then take a quiz to test your knowledge. Once you have completed the learning path and scored at least 80% on the quiz, you will have access to a certificate of completion.

Total time to complete the learning path: 4 hours


Activity 1
Complete the Module 2: Transition online course. (Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules)

This module will help you support the transitions of children with disabilities and their families between and among services, supports, and programs. Completion of this module will enable you to: 1) explain program transition practices that can support a child’s successful adjustment and positive outcomes; and 2) use a variety of planned and timely strategies to support children’s successful adjustment and positive outcomes for both the child and family.

Instruction IconInstructions: Complete the entire module.



Activity 2
Watch the archived webinar Getting from Here to There: Navigating the Transition from Part C to Part B - Part I. (VEIPD)

State staff from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Department of Education will jointly review transition requirements from both the Part C and Part B perspectives. They will highlight areas where there are overlapping responsibilities and identify policies, procedures, and timelines that are regulated as well as those that offer local determination. 

Instruction IconInstructions: Watch Part I of this webinar series on the Talks on Tuesdays 2016 archive page. Scroll down to find the webinar, then click the image on the right to watch the webinar recording.



Activity 3
Read the Transition from Part C to Part B Question and Answer Document. (VA Dept. of Education and Infant & Toddler Connection of VA)

This document includes a glossary of Part B terms as well as answers to questions related to facilitating transition between early intervention (Part C) and early childhood special education (Part B) in Virginia.

Instruction IconInstructions: Read the document and talk with your supervisor or a peer about any additional questions you have about how transition works in your program.



Activity 4
Watch the 4-part series of Transition Tutorials (Infant & Toddler Connection of VA) and review the Transition section in Chapter 8 of the Infant & Toddler Connection of VA Practice Manual.

The tutorials discuss the implementation and documentation of transition requirements in early intervention, including how to complete the transition section of the IFSP. To access these tutorials, visit the Transition topic page. Click the eLearning/Presentations/Webinars tab and scroll down to find the tutorials and read instructions for viewing them.

The Transition section in Chapter 8 of the Practice Manual provides detailed information about transition requirements in Virginia.

Instruction IconInstructions: Watch each tutorial and take notes about important details to help you coordinate transition and document it on the IFSP and in contact notes. Then, review the Transition section in Chapter 8 of the Practice Manual and take note of timelines, required activities, and documentation requirements.



Activity 5
Review the Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education Services Practice Guide and Performance Checklist. (Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center)

This practice guide and checklist include practices to support the transition of toddlers from early intervention services into preschool special education services.

Instruction IconInstructions: Review the practice guide for strategies and a transition example, then use the checklist as a self-assessment to reflect on how you currently facilitate or plan to facilitate transition.



Activity 6
Watch the video, Meaningful Inclusion in Early Childhood. (Wisconsin DPI)

In this video, parents and teachers share insights about the benefits of inclusion at the preschool level. While not all preschool environments are fully inclusive, this video provides an example of best practices that support high quality education for all preschoolers, including those with disabilities.

Instruction IconInstructions: Watch the video and note the benefits of inclusive environments. Reflect on the practices used in preschools in your area.



Complete the Quiz

You must achieve a score of at least 80% on the quiz to receive a certificate of completion. This certificate will document 4 professional development (PD) hours.


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