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Planning for Successful Transitions Across Grade Levels

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Students with and without disabilities must adjust to changes in teachers, classmates, schedules, buildings, and routines. The transition from one grade to the next can be especially challenging for a student on the autism spectrum (ASD). However, these students can make this shift more easily with careful planning and preparation.

This guide contains suggestions for questions to consider when thinking about educational transition, as well as ways to ease the transition process.

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