One of the resources is Project ASSIST , a Central Resource Directory for information about organizations, programs or agencies that may provide services and supports for children and young adults up to 21 years with disabilities, and their families. Another resource available to families, professionals, educators, and staff working with young children with disabilities and their families is the Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library in the IDEA Part C office . It contains hundreds of books, DVDs, and materials regarding children, families, disabilities, early intervention, childhood education, and more. This library is available for use statewide. Contact: [email protected] or (800) 522-0066.
Your team (including parents) should start preparing the child for transition (if applicable) into Part B services around the age of 30-32 months (and no less than 3 months prior to the child's 3rd birthday). All children will not be eligible to enter into preschool special education programs. A transition planning meeting will be held to discuss next steps, particularly, how to prepare your child for the transition out of Part C. An exit IEP is held which determines the services that your child will receive after the transition . The following resources will help you understand this process: