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Citation:  Povenmire-Kirk, Tiana C.; Test, David W.; Flowers, Claudia P.; Diegelmann, Karen M.; Bunch-Crump, Kimberly; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Goodnight, Crystalyn (2018). CIRCLES: Building an interagency network for transition planning. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 49 (1), 45-57.
Title:  CIRCLES: Building an interagency network for transition planning
Authors:  Povenmire-Kirk, Tiana C.; Test, David W.; Flowers, Claudia P.; Diegelmann, Karen M.; Bunch-Crump, Kimberly; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Goodnight, Crystalyn
Year:  2018
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-180953
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Best practices in transition planning include interagency collaboration during the planning process. While IDEA 2004 requires interagency collaboration in the IEP process, getting all the right people to the table can be difficult.
Purpose:  To investigate stakeholder perceptions of interagency collaboration resulting from Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students (CIRCLES).
Data collection and analysis:  Using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, we explored stakeholders’ interagency collaboration experiences with CIRCLES.
Findings:  Data indicated high levels of interagency collaboration and satisfaction from students, parents, teachers, and agency personnel.
Conclusions:  CIRCLES may help transition personnel overcome many of the barriers to successful interagency collaboration.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Transition services