Transition Planning 4/6/18


Transition Planning

Instructor: Allan Blume

Participants: Teachers, Para Professionals, Assistant Teachers, Guidance

Dates/Times: 4/06/18  12:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: 25 Russells Mills Rd, Dartmouth, MA

Course Info Contact: Sherri Tetrault, (508) 998-5599 ex 130 or

Presenter: Allan Brume is a former Associate Professor of Practice in Special Education at Simmons College. Allan’s primary areas of intstruction and expertise are the laws, regulations and processes of special education as well as state and federal requirements for the provision of special education services. Prior, to Simmons, Allan worked for 18 years as a special education teacher in public schools and educational collaboratives in Massachusetts. He consults on federal and state special-education regulations, transition services, and other education topics with universities, public and private schools and collaboratives, both in the United States and internationally.

Professional development regarding transition planning would include the following:

  • The requirements of transition planning for students with special needs
  • Suggestions for completing the Transition Planning Form (TPF)
  • Concepts on how the TPF informs the development of the IEP
  • Concepts for writing the vision statement that contains the required parts as per IDEA
  • Suggestions for transition goals and transition planning for students with special needs
  • How to write goals and objectives relative to transition

Outcomes of professional development:

Participants will

  • Know the importance of the transition planning from (TPF) as a document that informs the development of the IEP
  • Understand how to complete the TPF
  • Know how to create vision statements that contain the required elements
  • Understand the link between information written into the TPF and the IEP
  • Know how to develop transition goals
  • Know how to write observable and measurable goals and objectives for transition.