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Demystifying Transition Services and Age-Appropriate Assessments

This session will serve as an introduction to transition planning (often referred to as the “transition plan”) within an IEP. Content will focus upon the three areas in which post-secondary transition outcomes must be developed and the ways in which age-appropriate assessments are utilized to develop both post-secondary outcomes and annual IEP goals. Levels of assessment will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Accurately utilize transition language including: transition planning, age-appropriate assessment and post-secondary outcomes.
  2. State the three areas in which post-secondary outcomes must be developed for students in transition.
  3. Define the term “age appropriate assessment”.
  4. Identify at least one assessment that can be utilized to assist in determination each of the three post-secondary outcomes.


1.0 CEs of the following credits have been approved: CRCC, CDMS, CVE, CWA, CCAA, CCMC, ABVE, CLCP, MSCC

Valerie Moreno-Tucker
Utilizing a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Valerie has worked extensively with students in transition. She has provided assessment training to rehabilitation professionals for many organizations and agencies including advanced training through the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Valerie consults with school districts on ways to incorporate age-appropriate assessment into successful transition planning for students. Valerie also utilizes sign language to work with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. In addition to working with clients and families, Valerie is on the faculty at Northern Illinois University as an instructor in the Rehabilitation and Disability Services program. Valerie is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Trauma Informed Counseling. In her free time, Valerie volunteers for the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health and Services to the Armed Forces.