by Johanna Wonderly
As the mother of two medically Hard of Hearing, culturally Deaf, daughters, transitioning from IFSP to IEP was a very stressful and scary time for our family. Due to the hard work and awesome planning during the Birth to Three years, my daughter was transitioning at an age appropriate level. The initial transition meeting was not as dramatic as expected. Our local DHH program sent a county representative, along with our current IFSP provider and a School District representative. My daughter, Cassie, 2.5 years old at the time, was very social and chatted away with the strangers in the room.