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Transition is an ongoing process during which the service coordinator, service provider(s), and the child’s family explore options for supports and services that may be accessed following a child’s discharge from the early intervention system. Here you will find resources related to helping families through the transition process. Visit the resource landing pad for information about evidence-based practices and topics; online, print, and video resources, and Virginia-specific guidance.

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Available Resources

Handouts and Documents


NECTAC Notes no. 27: Eligibility Policies and Practices for Young Children under Part B of IDEA (external webiste)
Joan Danaher. January 2011.

This document describes an analysis of the Part B eligibility criteria for all states and the District of Columbia. Similarities and differences in criteria, terminology, and additional information are included. This is a great resource for practitioners to assist families as they transition to Part B programs in other states.

Questions and Answers Document: Transition from Part C to Part B (2015) (external webiste)

This document was developed as a collaboration between the VA Dept. of Education and the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia to address questions on the transition planning conference, referral to Part B, evaluation/eligibility/eligibility meeting, IEP meeting, timelines, and documentation. The last page of the document shows a flowchart for referrals from Part C/Infant & Toddler Connection programs to Part B early childhood special education programs.

Transition Practice Guides for Practitioners and Families (external webiste)
ECTA Center

Visit this page for practice guides and checklists explaining the implementation of Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices related to transition.




eLearning, Presentations, and Webinars



CONNECT Module 2: Transition (external website)

This free module was developed by CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge and is part of a module series. In this module, you will learn about practices to help support children and families as they transition among programs in the early care and education system. This module is also available in Spanish.

Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities: A Training Curriculum on Part C of IDEA 2004
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Module 8 and its companion, Module 9, together take a detailed look at what the Part C regulations require in terms of the transition planning and activities that must occur. These modules are part of a training curriculum that covers the early intervention process. Each module includes a slide show, trainer’s guide, handouts and activity sheets for participants. Visit the site to see the full list of modules.


Transition Tutorials

These recordings are viewed through Blackboard Collaborate. It will take a moment for the recording to load (a new window/player will open). Need Tech Support? (external website) Once BlackBoard has launched, click on the play arrow in the lower lefthand corner of the window.

Effective Strategies for the Transition Process
VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative | Partnership for People with Disabilities
Presented by Caroline Gooden

This webinar describes elements of a smooth transition process and how to develop an action plan. Click the link above to visit the 2012 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar.

Getting from Here to There: Navigating the Transition from Part C to Part B – Part II
VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative | Partnership for People with Disabilities
Presented by Kathy Beasley, Ph.D., Sarah Moore, M.Ed., and Donna Rimmell, M.Ed.

This archived webinar built on the information presented in Part I. Staff from local early intervention systems and local school divisions led a web discussion about effective transition planning, communication, and collaboration at the local level. The Part C and Part B teams discussed strategies for building and maintaining a good working relationship to ensure smooth and effective transitions. Click the link above to visit the 2016 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar. Part I in this series is also available on this archive page.

Getting from Here to There: Navigating the Transition from Part C to Part B – Part I
VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative | Partnership for People with Disabilities
Presented by Phyllis Mondak, M.S., M.Ed., Sarah Moore, M.Ed., and Kyla Patterson, M.S.

In this archived webinar, state staff from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Department of Education jointly reviewed transition requirements from both the Part C and Part B perspectives. They highlighted areas where there are overlapping responsibilities and identified policy, procedures, and timelines that are regulated as well as those that offer local determination.



Collaborating to Support Aiden (external website)
Results Matter Video Library

Because of an immune disease and the risk of infection, Aiden was not able to be near other children. This inspiring video illustrates how a homebound interventionist and a preschool teacher collaborated to enable Aiden to attend a typical preschool classroom through video conferencing. The story illustrates a number of themes, including collaboration between general and special education, teaming, the importance of reflection, family engagement, friendships, uses of technology, modifying instructional practices to include all children, administrative support, and IEP meetings.

Ruairi Goes to Preschool (external website)
Results Matter Video Library

This video tells a heartwarming story in which a family, a preschool teacher and her staff, a state technical assistance provider, and a school principal worked creatively together to enable a young girl with significant medical issues to attend a preschool classroom through video conferencing.

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