Oregon
Rule Rule 581-015-2805
EI and ECSE Transition


(1)

The lead agency will describe in a written document how it will meet the transition requirements set forth in 34 CFR 303.29.

(2)

Transition from EI to ECSE or other services:

(a)

Before a child reaches the age of eligibility for ECSE, the school district must obtain parental consent for initial evaluation under OAR 581-015-2735 (Parent Consent for ECSE) and conduct an initial evaluation under OAR 581-015-2790 (ECSE Evaluation).

(b)

With the approval of the child’s family and in accordance with OAR 581-015-2810 (IFSP Meeting Procedures and Timelines), a transition meeting to establish a transition plan must be held at least 90 calendar days, and at the discretion of the parties, up to nine months before the child’s third birthday and must include:

(A)

Discussions with and training of parents regarding future services, placements and other matters related to the child’s transition;

(B)

Procedures to prepare the child for changes in service delivery, including steps to help the child adjust to and function in a new setting or, if appropriate, steps to exit from the program;

(C)

A review of the child’s program options for the period from the child’s third birthday through the remainder of the school year; and

(D)

With parental consent, the transmission of information about the child to the ECSE subcontractor or other service provider, if different than the child’s EI subcontractor including;

(i)

Evaluation and assessment information; and

(ii)

Copies of IFSPs that have been developed and implemented.

(c)

For children eligible for ECSE services under OAR 581-015-2795 (ECSE Eligibility), contractors or subcontractors must initiate and conduct an IFSP meeting on or before the child’s third birthday to:

(A)

Review and revise the IFSP;

(B)

Determine placement; and

(C)

Obtain parent consent for initial placement in special education. This is the initial consent for placement in special education for school-age students.

(3)

Transition from ECSE to School-age Special Education Services:

(a)

For children previously eligible in a disability category under OAR 581-015-2126 through 581-015-2180 (Visual Impairment), before a child reaches the age of eligibility for public school, the district must continue the child’s eligibility for school age special education services. The school district may conduct a reevaluation and reconsider eligibility for special education services.

(b)

The school district and contractor or subcontractor must hold a meeting during the year before the child is eligible to enter public school:

(A)

To determine steps to support the child’s transition from ECSE to public schooling or other educational setting; and

(B)

For a child eligible for school age special education services, to develop an IEP that is in effect at the beginning of the school year.
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