OSEP recently issued a policy letter providing guidance on a number of issues related to transition work placements. In sum:
- if the CSE determines that work placement is an appropriate transition service, it must be included on the IEP;
- initiating or changing a student’s work placement triggers prior writtten notice requirements;
- LRE requirements apply to work placements; and
- the CSE must consider supplementary aids and services necessary to enable the student to participate with other disabled and non-disabled students in the work place and the LEA must provide any supplementary aids and services as identified by the CSE on the IEP.