Secondary Transition for Students

Prairie Lakes AEA has two transition coordinators who specialize in secondary transition. Additionally, each local school district has an AEA Building Representative assigned to each building in a district that you can contact with questions, concerns, or a referral to one of the transition coordinators.

The transition planning process uses a studentstrengths, interests and preferences to develop a vision for the future that includes living, learning and working. Transition assessments are essential in developing this plan. Based on these assessments, the IEP team addresses the following:

  • Specially designed instruction which may include daily living, academic, and vocational skills
  • Related services (assistive technology, etc.)
  • Courses & activities (classes needed)
  • Employment options and experiences
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community experiences
  • Linkages to community agencies (IVRS, DHS, etc)

To ensure successful transition planning, be sure to consider any relevant service providers, such as:

  • The IEP team
  • Transition Coordinators when needed
  • Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • County Case management
  • Department of Human Services
  • College Disability Services

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Tammy McKimmey

Special Education Consultant

712-335-6048 Email Tammy McKimmey
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Laura Reinders

School Social Worker

712-380-7778 Email Laura Reinders