Jan 08, 2012 1 Share

West Virginia Roadmap


Map of West Virginia.
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STOP 1

At Age 16

  • Read our article on Transition.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Visit the West Virginia Department of Education website. Find out what the requirements for graduation with a regular diploma are, which may vary somewhat by county. In West Virginia, students are not required to take an exit exam.
  • Meet with your child’s IEP team to discuss the Transition Plan. Visit the Wrightslaw website to get a better understanding of your child’s rights at Transition.
  • Ask the school’s Transition Services Coordinator or your chlid’s IEP team leader to contact the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services and request that a representative attend the next IEP meeting. Alternatively, contact them yourself to make the request. Contact the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council to find out what supports may be available for your child, at what age your child may apply for services, and how long the waiting list is for those services.
  • Visit the website of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) if you wish to hire someone to help you advocate with your school system.

STOP 2

At Age 17

STOP 3

One Year Before High School Graduation

 STOP 4

At Age 21

All Along the Way

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