What planning should occur for young adults with disabilities?

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It is important to plan ahead so that teenagers with disabilities can learn skills necessary for employment, post-secondary education, and/or community living as an adult. By the time a student is 14, and thereafter, the TEAM will begin planning for the student's transition to adulthood based on the child's desired long-term goals. When necessary, the IEP will include programs and services to prepare for adult life. Children with disabilities should be encouraged to attend the TEAM meeting when transition planning is discussed.