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Individualized Education Program (IEP) transition planning is a crucial component of special education designed to assist students with disabilities as they prepare to move from school to post-school life. The transition planning process is typically initiated when a student reaches the age of 16, but in some cases, it may start earlier.
The main goal of IEP transition planning is to help students with disabilities successfully transition into adulthood by providing them with the necessary skills, support, and services. The transition plan is a formalized part of the student's IEP, and it focuses on various areas, including education, employment, and independent living.

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**New course is only for NEW TEDs who have not completed the TED training in the past. 


The purpose of this training is to give information and tools needed to fulfill the statutory requirements of the TED role for a school district.


In this course, you will learn more about:

  • The difference between the TED and other school staff
  • The role of the TED within a school district or shared service arrangement
  • The requirements of the TED
  • Tools and resources that will support implementation of the TED requirements
  • How to develop an individualized professional development plan to further build capacity in transition

As you work through this course, you will learn more about the TED requirements while completing knowledge checks and participating in discussion questions.  You will complete one module at a time before you can move to the next module.


This website was designed for all your transition needs in mind, whether you are a student with a disability, a parent, or an educator. 

Parent Companion
A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age. You are not alone. We can help.

TEA Secondary Transition Guidance
Texas Education Agency (TEA) transition page offers information about transition from school settings to post-school settings.

Texas OnCourse
Deciding what to do after high school and how to do it can be confusing.  Texas onCourse empowers you to make decisions that will help you, your child, or your student succeed after high school.

Texas Project First
Created by parents, for parents...this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

Texas Parent to Parent
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.

Navigate Life Texas
This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in post-secondary education and employment.