Educational Transition Planning: Getting the Most out of an IEP for Court-Involved, Transition-Aged Youth with Disabilities
November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All students with disabilities between ages 14.5 to 22 years old have the right to receive individualized transition services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.
In this training hosted by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and Equip for Equality, we will discuss why transition planning and services are especially important for court-involved youth and emerging adults with disabilities, and how increasing access to these services can help re-route youth from the juvenile and criminal legal systems and improve post-secondary outcomes. This training will walk through the development and implementation of a student’s transition plan, as well as special issues impacting students of transition-age, such as becoming a legal adult, graduation, and remote learning.
Presenters: Jessica Gingold (Staff Attorney at Equip for Equality) & Emily Wilson (Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at Equip for Equality)