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Adulting Shorts: The "TEA" on IEPs Part 4

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2023


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This info-comic is for high school students to help them understand what an Individualized Educational Plan or IEP is, what transition planning is, and the importance of the student being involved in them. Part 4 focuses on Mateo leading his IEP meeting. Parts 1 through 3 can be found on our website. Artwork by Reno Winkelmes. Story by Emily Sudbrock.

Read the comic written transcript here

Find Part 1 here
Find Part 2 here
Find Part 3 here

This info-comic is based on work by the Translating Evidence to Support Transitions (TEST) team (NIDILRR Grant number 90DP0080). 

Subject Area

Education and Training, Transition Age Youth


high school students, Individualized Educational Plan, mental health conditions, emotional disturbance, special education, transition planning, young adults, IEPs, education, employment, transition age youth, mental health

Suggested Citation

Sudbrock, E. & Winkelmes, R. (2023). Adulting Shorts: The “TEA” on IEPs Part 4. Worcester, MA: UMass Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), Learning & Working RRTC.