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Create the capacity at least one separate “transition” IEP meeting (education goals take a long time and often trump transition discussion), build this into the community setting (instead of the school), increase capacity with community agencies, neighbors, local employers. Bring educators into this environment.
The best outcomes are derived when young people (who are planning for employment after high school) work before they leave high school. Since there are often not enough funds for adequate job services in schools to get kids to work outside, ensure job placement in paying jobs before the end of high school (17-21), with the support of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).