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CONTACT INFORMATION

Lead for Transition Coordination

Clarissa Tuttle, Director of Special Education

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 2
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4851

E-mail: ctuttle@solanocoe.net


 

Resources


 

Student Transitions

Transitioning with success

Children and young adults with disabilities require unique planning to create successful transitions from one life stage to another. Planning for transition is embedded in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. 

What Parents Can Expect

IFSP/IEP meetings will occur prior to your child's transition to create an opportunity to:

  • discuss needed supports
  • meet your child's receiving team
  • request a tour of the determined program 
  • invite agency representatives (i.e North Bay Regional Center, or Department of Rehab) 

How do I prepare my child for a successful transition? 

Communicating about your child and your goals is a helpful way to help your team get a clear understanding to start with.  This Goal Setting Worksheet is a tools that can help communication.


 

Do you need support for an upcoming transition?

Ilah Feeney, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7651

E-mail: ifeeney@solanocoe.net

Pamela Brinkerhoff, Program Administrator for Special Education

T. C. McDaniel Center
1895 Woolner Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 646-7620
Fax: (707) 422-4315

E-mail: pbrinkerhoff@solanocoe.net

Deana Vanderhoof, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7679
Fax: (707) 452-0836

E-mail: dvanderhoof@solanocoe.net

PreK- Middle School High School- Age 22

Pamela Brinkerhoff, Program Administrator for Special Education

T. C. McDaniel Center
1895 Woolner Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 646-7620
Fax: (707) 422-4315

E-mail: pbrinkerhoff@solanocoe.net

Sheri Jepperson, Program Administrator for Special Education

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 1
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4859
Fax: (707) 428-7221

E-mail: sjepperson@solanocoe.net

 

Vacaville Boundaries Fairfield Boundaries

Ilah Feeney, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7651

E-mail: ifeeney@solanocoe.net

Pamela Brinkerhoff, Program Administrator for Special Education

T. C. McDaniel Center
1895 Woolner Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 646-7620
Fax: (707) 422-4315

E-mail: pbrinkerhoff@solanocoe.net

Deana Vanderhoof, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7679
Fax: (707) 452-0836

E-mail: dvanderhoof@solanocoe.net

Sheri Jepperson, Program Administrator for Special Education

Golden Hills Education Center, Building 1
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Phone: (707) 399-4859
Fax: (707) 428-7221

E-mail: sjepperson@solanocoe.net

 

PreK- Middle School High School- Agee 22

Ilah Feeney, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7651

E-mail: ifeeney@solanocoe.net

Deana Vanderhoof, Program Administrator for Special Education

Irene Larsen Center
1707 California Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687

Phone: (707) 646-7679
Fax: (707) 452-0836

E-mail: dvanderhoof@solanocoe.net

 


 

Transitioning Tips for Parents

  • Create a file for important information
    • Diagnosis
    • Evaluations
  • Contact Early Intervention (EI) providers for intervention services, if your child qualifies for services they will write an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Join a parent support group
  • Prepare for and attend all IFSP/IEP  (Individualized Education Plan) transition meetings
  • Ask questions and seek clarification on anything you don’t understand
  • Connect with North Bay Regional Center
  • Write a social story about going to school
  • Ask the teacher for pictures of them, the classroom, the school and the bus. 
  • Take your child to visit the new program or school
  • Explore ways for your child to interact with peers. 
  • Inquire about kindergarten transition
  • Create a file for important information
    • Diagnosis
    • Evaluations
  • Join a parent support group
  • Prepare for and attend all IEP  (Individualized Education Program) transition meetings
  • Ask questions and seek clarification on anything you don’t understand
  • Connect with North Bay Regional Services
  • Take your child to visit the new program or school
  • As the teacher for pictures of them, the classroom, the school and the bus. 
  • Explore ways for your child to interact with peers. 
  • Consider your child’s social skills, independent skills and communication system
  • Inquire about middle school transition
  • Consider having your child sit in on the IEP planning meetings
  • Consider your child’s social skills, independent skills and communication system
  • Inquire about high school transition 

Resources:

Pacer Transition Planning 

  • Begin IEP Transition Planning
  • Connect with agency for supports North Bay Regional Center and Department of Rehabilitation
  • Identify job interests and abilities
  • Include activities such as career exploration, job sampling and some job training
  • Begin to identify community services that provide job training and placement
  • Prepare job placement file with references and skills that have been acquired
  • Begin application to adult agencies
  • Consider summer employment or participate in volunteer experiences
  • Explore future and financial planning options

Resources:

Transition Alliance

Pacer Transition Planning 

Family Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

Secondary Transition Planning: The Basics

  • Contact Adult Service Programs
    • Colleges, Vocational, Technical
    • Social Security Administration 
    • Residential and living services
    • Recreational Groups
  • Connect with agency for supports North Bay Regional Center and Department of Rehabilitation
  • Begin to research guardianship options
  • Continue to review and update IEP Transition Planning

Resources:

Transition Alliance

Pacer Transition Planning 

Family Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

Secondary Transition Planning: The Basics