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Special Education--Transition


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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Student Promotion, Individual Graduation Plans, and Graduation for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1015
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...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Special Education Transition Services
H.B. 211
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program
H.B. 7031 - Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program
Section 55: Extends end date of the Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education Pilot Program to June 30, 2016. Increases age limit for program participant from 30 to 40 years.
Pages 71-72 of 133: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Transition Services for Special Education Students
S.B. 5958
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...

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KYAdopted 03/2014P-12Learning Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities
H.R. 197
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...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Transition Services for Disabled Students
H.B. 2898
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...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Assisting Students with Disabilities in Transitioning from High School
H.B. 3264
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 ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Special Education Transition Planning and Services
H.B. 617
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Non-Profit Providers of Transition Services Not Subject to Bidding Requirements
S.B. 2958
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...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Eligibility 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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12IEP 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...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Membership of the Interagency Transition Council within the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education)
H.B. 7739
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 ...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Amends Transition Council Membership
S.B. 2446A
Modifies the membership of the transition council. The council supports transition from school to self-sufficient adulthood for students with
disabilities.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText12/SenateText12/S2446A.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Adults 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...

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MASigned into law 03/2012P-12Transition Coordinator Endorsement
H.B. 3720
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Model IEP Form and Transition Planning
S.B. 1788
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....

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NHSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Training for Individuals with Disabilities
H.B. 401
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Eligibility for Transition Services
H.B. 5688
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Special Education Accomodations
S.B. 2520
Relates to testing instruments and procedures for students with disabilities. Clarifies accommodation.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/SB/2500-2599/SB2520SG.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Transitions for Youth with Developmental Disabilities
A.B. 287
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Transitions for Students with Disabilities
H.B. 979
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...

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NYSigned into law 09/2008P-12Request for Adult Services
A.B. 9225
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...

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12Decisionmaking for Adult Special Education Students
S.B. 2879
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Transfer of Rights to Special Education Student
S.B. 396
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2007P-12Upper Statutory Age for a Student with Disabilities
H.B. 817
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Transitional Youth With Disabilities
H.B. 1230
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Disabled Adult Children and College Students on Medical Leave
S.B. 285
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.
Community College
Transitional Youths
H.B. 618
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...

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WISigned into law 03/2006P-12Clearinghouse on Special Education Transition Services
A.B. 308
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)
http://www.legis.state....

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KYAdopted 02/2006P-12Awarding 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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Transition Specialists
S.B. 768
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Special 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 ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Transitioning Students with Disabilities
H.B. 988
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities
S.B. 137
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Students Receiving Special Education Services
H.B. 2823
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2001P-12Workforce taskforce for persons with disabilities
H.B. 3392
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 ...

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DESigned into law 07/2001P-12Vocational habilitative and social skill development for Special Ed. Students.
S.B. 144
Relates to persons with mental retardation or other specific developmental disabilities; provides for centers for vocational habilitative and social skill development....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001Postsec.Rehabilitation Services to Include Student Tuition/Fees
H.B. 1030
Revises the rehabilitation services provided at public cost to disabled and visually impaired persons based on economic need to include postsecondary tuition and fees....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000Postsec.transition of students with disabilities
H.B. 7466
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...

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