Requirements for Agency Participation
in Transition Planning
The federal regulations from IDEA 2004 require that whenever the purpose of an ARD/IEP meeting will be the consideration of the postsecondary goals and the transition services needed to reach those goals, the school must invite “a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services.”
IDEA further requires that parents must be informed whenever an agency is invited to send a representative to attend the ARD/IEP meeting.
If an agency that has agreed to provide or pay for transition services identified in an IEP fails to meet their commitment, the school must reconvene the ARD/IEP committee to identify alternative strategies to meet the transition objectives in the IEP.
- Consent to invite agencies to IEP meetings