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COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Secondary Transition Office Hours

Office hours will resume in the fall. 

Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school and can be thought of as a bridge between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living and community participation.  Transition planning provides opportunities for students with disabilities to experience positive post-school outcomes, such as:

  • higher graduation rate
  • lower dropout rates
  • increased enrollment in colleges and universities
  • higher rates of competitive employment
  • increase levels of independence

What's New!

NTACT Check and Connect - Video

This video provides an opportunity to evaluate, check progress and finalize your AU's transition action plan.  You will review tasks accomplished, outputs produced, and evaluate whether you have met your goals.

Post-School Outcome Data Collection Protocol 2020

Writing Secondary Transition IEPs

Providing Secondary Transition Services During COVID

Our team has collected resources and tools specific to secondary transition that may be useful as you plan for students.

View the Secondary Transition & COVID Resources 

Post-School Outcomes Training Webinar

May 6, 2020; 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

You may participate in this training by accessing the following link:  Post-School Outcomes Interview Process

Meeting ID: 928 0275 5807
Password: 119149

Secondary Transition 101: Writing Meaningful IEPs

Module 1 provides an introduction to secondary transition requirements.  

Strategies to Increase Student Participation in Post-school Outcomes Interviews

The state target for student participation rates in the post-school outcomes interview process is 60%. If you are looking for strategies to increase student participation rates in your district, please review the strategies provided by your colleagues as well as national and state secondary transition providers.

View the Strategies to Increase Student Participation in Post-School Outcomes Interviews

Changes in Reporting for Indicator 13

View the memo, webinar handout & compliance tips on CDE's Indicator 13 webpage

Missed the Technical Soundness Check of Transition Action Plans Zoom Meeting? 

View the recording of the Technical Soundness Check of Transition Action Plans from January 15, 2020.

State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS)

STEPSS One-Page Overview (PDF)

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Transition Leadership Institute (TLI) 2020

The Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition Team is hosting a virtual Transition Leadership Institute June 10-12, 2020! The theme for the upcoming institute is “Together, let’s reach new heights!” There will be two content sessions each morning and a team planning session each afternoon. Content sessions are open to all registrants. Team planning sessions are open to team members only. Please access the agenda and additional information through the TLI webpage.

Register Here

Secondary Transition Training Opportunities

Please reference the Secondary Transition Support Trainings and Opportunities (PDF) to view the various professional development and technical assistance opportunities available upon request. 

Indicator 13

Please reference the Indicator 13 page for more information. 

Transition Record Review

Writing quality secondary transition IEPs that include the required elements of Indicator 13

2019-2020 Transition Record Reviews Indicator 13 - Memo: Overview and What's New (PDF)

2019-2020 Indicator 13 Checklist for File Reviews and Data Submission (PDF)

PowerPoint: What's New, File Review Process & Data Submission - SY 2019-2020 (PDF)

Indicator 14

Please reference the Indicator 14 page for more information about Indicator 14.

Crosswalk ICAP

Please reference the Secondary Transition Requirements webpage for more information about Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).

Crosswalk ICAP with Legislation and Colorado Rules on IEP (PDF)

Team Members

Gail Lott
Senior Consultant/Secondary Transition
Email Gail Lott
Phone: (303) 866-6721

Roberta Curtis
Program Support Assistant
Phone: (303) 866-6883

Katie Oliver
Secondary Transition Specialist, SWAP
Email Katie Oliver
Phone: (303) 866-6701


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