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 1        AN ACT concerning education.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The Disabled Persons Rehabilitation  Act  is
 5    amended by changing Section 13a as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 2405/13a) (from Ch. 23, par. 3444a)
 7        Sec.  13a.   (a)  The Department shall be responsible for
 8    coordinating the establishment of local  Transition  Planning
 9    Committees.   Members  of  the  committees  shall  consist of
10    representatives  from  special  education;   vocational   and
11    regular education; post-secondary education; parents of youth
12    with  disabilities; persons with disabilities; local business
13    or industry; the Department of  Human  Services;  public  and
14    private adult service providers; case coordination; and other
15    consumer,  school,  and  adult  services as appropriate.  The
16    Committee shall  elect  a  chair  and  shall  meet  at  least
17    quarterly.  Each Transition Planning Committee shall:
18             (1)  identify current transition services, programs,
19        and  funding  sources  provided  within the community for
20        secondary and post-secondary aged youth with disabilities
21        and  their  families  as  well  as  the  development   of
22        strategies to address unmet needs;
23             (2)  facilitate   the   development   of  transition
24        interagency  teams  to   address   present   and   future
25        transition   needs   of   individual  students  on  their
26        individual education plans;
27             (3)  develop a mission statement that emphasizes the
28        goals of integration and participation in all aspects  of
29        community life for persons with disabilities;
30             (4)  provide for the exchange of information such as
31        appropriate    data,   effectiveness   studies,   special
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 1        projects, exemplary programs,  and  creative  funding  of
 2        programs;
 3             (5)  develop   consumer   in-service  and  awareness
 4        training programs in the local community; and
 5             (6)  assist  in  staff   training   for   individual
 6        transition   planning   and   student   transition  needs
 7        assessment.
 8        (b)  Each Transition Planning Committee  shall  select  a
 9    chair  from  among  its members who shall serve for a term of
10    one year.  Each committee shall meet at least  quarterly,  or
11    at such other times at the call of the chair.
12        (c)  Each  Transition  Planning  Committee shall annually
13    prepare and submit to the Interagency Coordinating Council  a
14    report   summary   which  assesses  the  level  of  currently
15    available services in the community as well as the  level  of
16    unmet  needs  of  secondary students with disabilities, makes
17    recommendations to address unmet needs,  and  summarizes  the
18    steps   taken   to   address   unmet   needs   based  on  the
19    recommendations made in previous reports.
20        (d) The name and affiliation  of  each  local  Transition
21    Planning  Committee  member  and  the  annual report required
22    under subsection (c) of this Section shall be filed with  the
23    administrative  office  of each school district served by the
24    local Transition Planning Committee, be made available to the
25    public upon request, and  be  sent  to  each  member  of  the
26    General  Assembly  whose district encompasses the area served
27    by the Transition Planning Committee.
28    (Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

29        Section 7.  The Interagency Coordinating Council  Act  is
30    amended by changing Sections 2 and 3 as follows:

31        (20 ILCS 3970/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 3832)
32        Sec.  2.  Interagency  Coordinating  Council.   There  is
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 1    hereby  created  an  Interagency  Coordinating  Council which
 2    shall be composed of the Directors, or  their  designees,  of
 3    the  Illinois  Department  of  Children  and Family Services,
 4    Illinois  Department  of  Commerce  and  Community   Affairs,
 5    Illinois  Department  of  Corrections, Illinois Department of
 6    Employment Security, and Illinois Department of  Public  Aid;
 7    the  Secretary  of Human Services or his or her designee; the
 8    Executive Director, or a designee, of the Illinois  Community
 9    College  Board,  the  Board  of  Higher  Education,  and  the
10    Illinois  Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities; the
11    State Superintendent of  Education,  or  a  designee;  and  a
12    designee  representing  the University of Illinois - Division
13    of Specialized Care for Children.   The  Secretary  of  Human
14    Services (or the member who is the designee for the Secretary
15    of  Human Services) and the State Superintendent of Education
16    (or  the  member  who  is  the   designee   for   the   State
17    Superintendent  of  Education)  shall  be  co-chairs  of  the
18    Council.   The  co-chairs  shall  be responsible for ensuring
19    that the functions described in Section 3  of  this  Act  are
20    carried  out  At its first meeting the Council shall select a
21    chair from among its members who shall serve for a term of  2
22    years.
23    (Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

24        (20 ILCS 3970/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 3833)
25        Sec.   3.    Scope   and   Functions.    The  Interagency
26    Coordinating Council shall:
27        (a)  gather and coordinate data on services for secondary
28    age youth with disabilities  in  transition  from  school  to
29    employment,   post-secondary   education  and  training,  and
30    community living;
31        (b)  provide  information,  consultation,  and  technical
32    assistance to State  and  local  agencies  and  local  school
33    districts  involved in the delivery of services to youth with
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 1    disabilities in transition from secondary school programs  to
 2    employment and other post-secondary programs;
 3        (c)  assist   State   and   local   agencies  and  school
 4    districts, through local transition planning  committees,  in
 5    establishing  interagency  agreements to assure the necessary
 6    services for efficient and appropriate transition from school
 7    to employment, post-secondary  education  and  training,  and
 8    community living;
 9        (d)  conduct  an  annual  statewide evaluation of student
10    transition outcomes and needs from information collected from
11    local transition planning committees, school  districts,  and
12    other   appropriate  sources;  indicators  used  to  evaluate
13    outcomes shall include (i) high school graduation or  passage
14    of   the   Test  of  General  Educational  Development,  (ii)
15    participation   in   post-secondary   education,    including
16    continuing   and   adult   education,  (iii)  involvement  in
17    integrated employment, supported employment,  and  work-based
18    learning  activities, including vocational training, and (iv)
19    independent living, community participation, adult  services,
20    and  other post-secondary activities assessment of transition
21    needs and post-secondary  school  outcomes  from  information
22    supplied by local transition planning committees; and
23        (e)  provide periodic in-service training to consumers in
24    developing and improving awareness of transition services.
25    (Source: P.A. 86-1218.)

26        Section   10.   The  School  Code  is amended by changing
27    Section 14-8.03 as follows:

28        (105 ILCS 5/14-8.03) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-8.03)
29        Sec. 14-8.03. Transition goals, supports, and services.
30        (a)  A school district shall consider, and  develop  when
31    needed,  the  transition  goals  and  supports  for  eligible
32    students  with disabilities not later than by the school year
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 1    in which the student reaches age 14 1/2 at the individualized
 2    education  plan  program  meeting  and  provide  services  as
 3    identified on the  student's  individualized  education  plan
 4    program.   Transition  goals  shall  be  based on appropriate
 5    evaluation   procedures   and    information,    take    into
 6    consideration  the  preferences of the student and his or her
 7    parents  or  guardian,  be  outcome-oriented,   and   include
 8    employment,  post-secondary  education,  and community living
 9    alternatives. Consideration of these goals  shall  result  in
10    the  clarification  of  a school district's responsibility to
11    deliver specific  educational  services  such  as  vocational
12    training and community living skills instruction.
13        (b)  To  appropriately  assess and plan for the student's
14    transition needs, additional  individualized  education  plan
15    team  program   members  may be necessary and may be asked by
16    the school  district  to  assist  in  the  planning  process.
17    Additional   individualized   education   plan  team  program
18    planning  members  may  include  a  representative  from  the
19    Department of Human Services, a case coordinator, or  persons
20    representing  other  community  agencies  or  services.   The
21    individualized  education  plan  program  shall  specify each
22    person who is responsible  for  coordinating  and  delivering
23    transition  services.  The public school's responsibility for
24    delivering educational services does not  extend  beyond  the
25    time  the  student  leaves school or when the student reaches
26    age 21.
27        (c)  A school district shall submit annually a summary of
28    each eligible student's transition goals and needed  supports
29    resulting  from  the  multidisciplinary  staff conference and
30    individualized education plan team  program  meeting  to  the
31    appropriate local Transition Planning Committee.  If students
32    with  disabilities  who  are ineligible for special education
33    services request transition  services,  local  public  school
34    districts   shall   assist   those  students  by  identifying
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 1    post-secondary school goals, delivering appropriate education
 2    services, and coordinating with other agencies  and  services
 3    for assistance.
 4    (Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

 5        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 6    becoming law.

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