If a child is receiving early intervention services to support their development, as they get closer to the age of three—between the ages of 2yrs 3 months and 2yrs 9 months—a referral to Part B for an evaluation will be made. A transition conference will then be held to begin the transition to Preschool Special Education. A service coordinator will meet with parents and other providers as a team to complete the transition plan that will outline steps in the transition process to preschool special education services that begin at age three. At this point the local school district will meet with the family to develop a service plan for preschool special education.
When children are no longer eligible for early intervention or special education services other options may include private therapy sessions, other community or faith based preschools, Head Start, or other programs in the community that will support the ongoing development of your child.
- Family Guidebook III: Transition Planning
- Family Voices of Colorado is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization made up of families and friends who care for and about children with special health care needs. www.familyvoicesco.org
- Parent to Parent of Colorado provides parent-to-parent connections to support families on the journey of parenting a child with special needs. www.p2p-co.org
- PEAK Parent Center provides information, support, workshops, and technical assistance for parents of children with disabilities and to professionals who work with children with disabilities. www.peakparent.org