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(10.4) What is an Individual Transition Plan (ITP)?

(10.4) What is an Individual Transition Plan (ITP)?

The Individual Transition Plan (ITP) is a term that is not in federal and state law. However, ITP has emerged to mean a written document designed to help prepare students for passage from school to post-school life. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1401(34); 34 C.F.R. SEC. 300.320(b), Cal. Ed. Code Secs. 56462 & 56345.1.] It is important to understand that transition assessment, planning and development of the ITP are part of the IEP process. The ITP must be based on the student’s needs, preferences and interests and reflect the student’s own goals. Objectives, timeliness, and people responsible for meeting the objectives should be written into the ITP and made part of the IEP. The ITP is a component of your child’s IEP.