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Supporting Student-Led Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disturbance Guide (Translating Evidence to Support Transitions, TEST, from National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, NTACT)


What is it?

This is a guide on how to aid students with emotional or behavioral disturbances (EBD) to lead their Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meetings during high school. For the purposes of this manual, a student-led IEP is an IEP where a student with an EBD holds a leadership role during the IEP meeting, and actively participates in the writing, creation, and implementation of the IEP, including its transition component. This guide will outline steps and activities needed to support student-led IEP meetings for students with EBD.

Who is this for?

This guide is for a variety of educators who support and serve students with EBD such as special education teachers, transition planners, guidance or mental health counselors, as well as other related service providers who serve students with EBD. For this guide, “students with EBD” includes students formally identified as having an EBD who receive special education services, some students identified as having Other Health Impairment (OHI), or students with IEPs who have behavioral goals. Students with 504 plans for whom teachers are providing extra support would also benefit from the content and lesson plans included in this curriculum


Behavior Emotional Disability High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Mental Health Middle School Self-Determination Transition