Serving Children with Disabilities: OSEP Indicators #8/12 Transition
Wisconsin transition policies, procedures, and practices reflect the collaborative efforts between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Department of Health Services (DHS).
To improve transition practices and assure compliance with Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) indicators, DHS and DPI are updating policies, procedures, and resources. The DHS and DPI maintain web pages with complete information related to OSEP Transition Indicators, department requirements for reporting, and technical assistance resources.
Part C Indicator #8 (B-3)
Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning by their third birthday.
Part B Indicator #12 (3-5)
Percent of children with an IEP by their third birthday.
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Transition - National resources to assist in a smooth transiton from Birth to 3 to Preschool and from Preschool to Kindergarten.
- National Early Childhood Transition Initiative - Background and purpose of the Transition Initiative
- National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) - examines factors that promote successful transitions between infant/toddler programs, preschool programs and public school programs for young children with disabilities and their families.
- Transition: Resources for Technical Assistance - Includes state and national resources for smooth transitions
- Early Childhood Transition Planning Worksheet (pdf) - The Early Childhood Transition Regional Meeting Planning Worksheet can be used to identify and maintain communication between the county and LEA related to PPS security coordinators, notice, transition planning conferences, referral, and on-going planning. This resource could be an attachment to interagency agreements.
- Agreement between the Department of Health Services (birth to 3) and the Department of Public Instruction - Infants and toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families Public Awareness, Child Find and Transition Agreement (pdf). This interagency agreement between DPI and DHS demonstrates a commitment to providing collaborative multidisciplinary services to infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities. A related agreement exists between Head Start, DPI, and DHS specific to child find, transition and the collaborative delivery of services to young children with disabilities.
- Agreement between the Department of Health Services - birth to 3, the Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Head Start, including Migrant and Sovereign Tribal Nation Head Start programs (pdf). This agreement describes the roles, responsibilities and collaboration opportunities between these agencies specific to child find, transition and the collaborative delivery of services to young children with disabilities.
Sample Interagency Transition Agreements