Health in the IEP: Guidelines for School Nurses

PDF resources for school nurses and IEP teams about including health concerns as part of a complete transition IEP.


 Health in the Individualized Education Plan 

Importance of Health in Transition Planning for Special Education Students: The Role of the School Nurse 

How to Access Health Information for School Nurse 

Health Promotion and Health Decisions: Considerations for the IEP Team 

Matrix for Including Health in the IEP and Transition IEP 

Web Resources for Health, Disability and Adolescent Transition 

Books about Health for Individuals with Disabilities:

Promoting Health Care Transitions for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities 

  • More than nine million children in the U.S. have special health care needs—and as these children reach adulthood, they face an often difficult transition from pediatric care to adult medical care. Make that challenging shift much easier with this comprehensive, problem-solving guide, the book that finally helps professionals across systems work together on effective health care transition plans.

Transition & Employment 

  • List of transition books by Brookes Publishing.

Adults with Down Syndrome 

  •  People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before — and now for the first time ever, there’s a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues they’ll navigate in adulthood. Internationally recognized authority Siegfried Pueschel blends contributions from respected experts with first-person essays by adults with Down syndrome themselves. Together, they answer readers' critical questions about what adults experience and how to support their goals, dreams, choices, and overall well-being.

The Facts of Life...and More: Sexuality and Intimacy for People with Intellectual Disabilities 

  • Making good decisions about sexuality is a critical part of adulthood, but sometimes people with intellectual disabilities don't get the support or education they need to navigate this complex aspect of life. Professionals will change that with this urgently needed book, which gives social workers, teachers, and direct support professionals the comprehensive information they need to educate people with disabilities about sexuality and help them make the best possible choices across the lifespan.