|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Student Promotion, Individual Graduation Plans, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities|
Requires a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine promotion to the next grade for a student with a disability who fails to meet the achievement level required for promotion on a statewide test, provided the student meets certain cri...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Special Education Transition Services|
Sections 1 and 2. When providing transition services to a child with a disability who is over 15 years of age as part of a program of special education and related services, establishes as a school district's primary objective and preferred outcome to help the...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Transition Services for Special Education Students|
Requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish interagency agreements with the Department of Social and Health Services, the Department of Services for the Blind, and any other state agencies that provide high school transition servic...
|KY||Adopted 03/2014||P-12||Learning Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities|
Commend the state board for providing challenging and meaningful learning opportunities for students with significant disabilities. Encourages the state board to continue its collaboration with the National Alternate Assessment Center, the U.S. Department of E...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Transition Services for Disabled Students|
Amends existing law to include assistive technology under the list of related services to assist a child with disabilities and defines transition services to be a result-oriented process which focuses on a child's needs to improve academic and functional achie...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Assisting Students with Disabilities in Transitioning from High School|
Establishes a pilot program in which school districts develop and implement strategies for providing information to, and assisting students with, disabilities in applying for post-secondary opportunities, securing employment, and accessing support services or ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Special Education Transition Planning and Services|
Requires that each district or shared services arrangement identify at least one employee serve as the designee on transition and employment services for students receiving special education services. Directs the commissioner of education to develop minimum tr...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Non-Profit Providers of Transition Services Not Subject to Bidding Requirements|
Existing statute permits supplies and services to be procured without advertising or calling for bids from any qualified not-for-profit agency for persons with severe disabilities that meets certain criteria. New provision extends eligibility for procurement o...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Eligibility for Project Workability Funds|
S.B. 1016 - Eligibility for Project Workability Funds
From section 44 of bill summary: Extends definition of eligible applicants for Project Workability program (to provide transition services for individuals with exceptional needs) to include local educational agencies, including districts, county offices of edu...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||IEP Transition Plans|
S.B. 316 - IEP Transition Plans
Requires transition plan to be developed during first IEP meeting after student turns 14 (previously was 16). Replaces existing reference to "employment" in transitions plans with requirement that plan include a statement describing "appropriate measurable pos...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Membership of the Interagency Transition Council within the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education)|
Adds a representative of community-based providers of services to adults with disabilities and a representative of community-based providers of adult behavioral healthcare to the interagency transition council within the department of elementary and secondary ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Amends Transition Council Membership|
Modifies the membership of the transition council. The council supports transition from school to self-sufficient adulthood for students with
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program|
H.B. 5201 - Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program
Establishes a two-year Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program in four counties to make scholarships available for students with disabilities (age 22-30) who are receiving instruction in a private school to meet state-set high school graduat...
|MA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Transition Coordinator Endorsement|
Requires the board of elementary and secondary education to provide a specialist teacher endorsement in transition services including coursework and field experience for special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors to develop the competence necessa...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Model IEP Form and Transition Planning|
Directs the Texas Education Agency to develop a model form for districts to elect to use in developing an individualized education program (IEP). Provides the form may include only specified information. Requires that the form be posted to the agency Web site....
|NH||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Training for Individuals with Disabilities|
Authorizes the labor commissioner to establish a practical experience/training program for individuals with disabilities upon application by a proper post-secondary organization or rehabilitation facility. Allows the labor commissioner to establish a sub-minim...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Eligibility for Transition Services|
Provides that a child with a disability who receives residential and educational services from or paid by the department of human services is eligible to receive transition services (rather than transition services provided by the state board of education) fro...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Special Education Accomodations|
Relates to testing instruments and procedures for students with disabilities. Clarifies accommodation.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Transitions for Youth with Developmental Disabilities|
Relates to individual development programs for persons with a developmental disability. Encourages the individual program planning process team to discuss school-to-work opportunities for consumers commencing at 14 years of age. Requires the formation of a sta...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Transitions for Students with Disabilities|
Amends provisions concerning transition goals, supports and services. Removes certain provisions concerning transition goals and supports. Provides instead that beginning no later than the first individualized education plan (IEP) in effect when the student tu...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Request for Adult Services|
Requires the Commissioner of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities to notify the Committee on Special Education, multidisciplinary team, or social services official that submitted a report on a mentally retarded or developmentally disabled child re...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Decisionmaking for Adult Special Education Students|
Establishes a power of attorney for adult special education students. Provides a process for revocation of the power of attorney for special education. Establishes the process to appoint an educational representative for an adult student who lacks capacity to ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Transfer of Rights to Special Education Student|
Provides that when a student eligible for special education reaches the age of 18, rights accorded to the student's parents transfer to the student. Provides that rights shall not transfer from the parents to the student if the student has been adjudged to be ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Upper Statutory Age for a Student with Disabilities|
In the definition of children with disabilities, provides that an eligible student who requires continued public school educational experience to facilitate his or her successful transition and integration into adult life is eligible for special education serv...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Transitional Youth With Disabilities|
H.B. 1230 requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (executive commissioner) to monitor programs and services to study trends and to promote positive outcomes for transitional youth with disabilities. This bill requires tr...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Disabled Adult Children and College Students on Medical Leave|
Relates to coverage of disabled adult children and college students on medical leave; requires a health insurance plan that covers dependent children who are full-time college students beyond the age of 18 to include coverage for a dependent's medically necess...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.|
Relates to services for transitional youth; increases the age at which a child may be adjudicated in need of care and supervision; provides that the agency of human services, in consultation with the department of education, shall analyze current law and regul...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Clearinghouse on Special Education Transition Services|
Establishes a clearinghouse for information about special education transition services and vocational opportunities that are available in each county; provides that the information shall be posted on the appropriate Web site. (Act 218)
|KY||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Awarding High School Diplomas to Students with Disabilities|
704 KAR 3:305 (section 7)
Clarifies provisions relating to awarding of high school diplomas to students with disabilities. States that if the severity of an exceptional student's disability precludes the student from completing the standard high school graduation requirements, the stu...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Transition Specialists|
Amends the Interagency Coordinating Council Act. With respect to the annual report that the Council is required to make to the Governor and the General Assembly, provides that in the 2007 report, the Council shall include recommendations for expanding the recr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Special Education in Private Schools|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct an investigation onsite at any time without prior notice when there is substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Transitioning Students with Disabilities|
Amends Division of Rehabilitation Services in the Department of Education responsibilities with county boards of education about transition services for students with disabilities; requires rehabilitation counselors to certain schools; provides for an employme...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities|
Establishes the Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities; requiring the Department of Human Resources to submit certain reports to the Committee; requires the committee to conduct a study for the purpose of establishing an Interagency Transition Plan...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Students Receiving Special Education Services|
H.B. 2823 delegates the responsibility of ensuring compliance with federal transition-related requirements to the commissioner of education. The bill sets out the transition issues that must be considered in the transition portion of a student's individualize...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Workforce taskforce for persons with disabilities|
Public Act No. 92-303., Amends the Developmental Disability and the Mental Disability Services Act; creates a workforce taskforce for persons with disabilities and directs the task force to develop recommendations and an implementation plan to address certain ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Vocational habilitative and social skill development for Special Ed. Students.|
Relates to persons with mental retardation or other specific developmental disabilities; provides for centers for vocational habilitative and social skill development....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||Postsec.||Rehabilitation Services to Include Student Tuition/Fees|
Revises the rehabilitation services provided at public cost to disabled and visually impaired persons based on economic need to include postsecondary tuition and fees....
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||Postsec.||transition of students with disabilities|
Amends the composition of the Transition Council by adding a representative from one of the regional education collaboratives.Transition from school to self-sufficient adulthood for students with disabilities...