The first meeting to be scheduled will be a transition conference. The transition conference is held by Birth to Three with your family and is an opportunity to discuss your child’s needs, your priorities as parents, and to discuss what options/programs are available after Birth to Three ends. The Transition conference should be held at least 90 days before your child’s 3rd birthday, but can be held up to nine months before the third birthday.
After the transition conference is held, if you believe your child requires special education, you should request a PPT. PPT is an abbreviation for Planning and Placement Team. The meeting will be held by the school district. At the PPT, the team will review the referral information and determine what evaluations are necessary to determine eligibility. As a member of the team, parents can request evaluations they believe are necessary to determine disability and educational needs. Any evaluations that are planned require parental consent. You can learn more about the eligibility determination process here. If you believe your child has been wrongly deemed ineligible for special education services, you should contact an attorney.