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How can parents get more involved with my High School student's IEP/Transition Plan

Parent involvement is an integral part of transition planning and vital to its success. The parent is the ultimate advocate for the student. Parents have the greatest responsibility for transition planning. The parents and student must . . .

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What is transition?

Transition refers to the period of time when a student is preparing to leave school and enter the adult community. It is the bridge between the security and the structure of school and the opportunities and risks of adult life. Nebraska . . .

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Why do we need to provide Transition Services?

Transition Services are defined as "a coordinated set of activities for a student which promote successful movement from school to post-school activities." (IDEA) These post-school activitites may include: post-secondary education, . . .

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Concerns with a preschool child's development

Who do I contact with concerns about my preschool child's development? Contact the Early Childhood Program at (308)535-5314. A referral will be made to the early childhood team who may look at a number of areas including: . . .

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Is there a cost for Special Education services?

There is no cost to parents for special education services. The school district is responsible for costs associated with providing services to students who qualify for services. 

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We're moving into the district and my child has an IEP.

What should I do to get services for my child who has an IEP now that we have moved into the district? Please make staff at your child's school aware of his IEP when you enroll your student in school. At this time, the school . . .

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What Special Education services does your district provide?

Special education services are provided depending on individual needs and the "adverse effect the impairment has on the development or education performance of the student." (Rule 51) Services may include, but are not limited to: ♦ . . .

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Where will my child receive services through Early Childhood Special Education Program?

Infants and toddlers from birth to age three will receive services in their natural environment. This would include any location where the child normally is during the day. Children ages 3-5 are provided services in community preschools, . . .

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