IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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disability will differ depending upon which program listed
in §303.344(h) the IFSP Team selects. The transition plan
is part of the IFSP and must meet the content requirements
in §303.344. The IFSP Team must identify in the IFSP
appropriate steps for the toddler and his or her family to
exit the program and any transition services. Therefore,
the phrase “as appropriate” gives the IFSP Team the
flexibility to make an individualized determination as to what (not whether) transition steps and services are appropriate for each toddler with a disability.
Discussion: Based on further review of §303.209(d)(2), we
have determined that it is appropriate to clarify that a transition plan referred to in this section is actually a part of an IFSP and not a separate document. Consistent with section 636(a) of the Act, the IFSP must include a description of the appropriate transition services for the infant or toddler.
Changes: We have added the phrase “in the IFSP” following
the words “transition plan” in §303.209(d)(2). We also
have added section 636(a)(3) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 1436(a) (3)) to the authority citation for this section.
Comment: A few commenters requested that the term