Transition from School to Adult Life http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/links/transition.html
Disability Law Center Inc.’s Planning for Life After Special Education in Massachusetts Manual Second Edition (December 2012) is now available at http://www.dlc-ma.org/_manual/LASE_manual.htm
Transition from School to Adult Life – Time Lines – http://www.arcmass.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jvat0pVvj1E%3d&tabid=36
IDEA 2004: Transition Services for Education, Work, Independent Living – http://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/art/defs.transition.htm
Transition Planning Form (TPF) http://www.fcsn.org/pti/topics/transition/tools/tpf.pdf
A Family Guide to Transition Services in Massachusetts in English or in Spanish from the Federation for Children with Special Needshttp://fcsn.org/transition-guide
Transition Web Resources list from FCSN http://www.fcsn.org/pti/topics/transition/websites.pdf
The Arc of Massachusetts list of links to Transition info
Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/transition.php
Transition to Adulthood from National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilitieshttp://nichcy.org/schoolage/transitionadult
Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning – http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/trans.index.htm
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1431http://www.ncset.org/publications/default.asp#top – lots of publications on transitions
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities. The NCWD/Youth is composed of partners with expertise in disability, education, employment, and workforce development issues. NCWD/Youth is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Through the Department of Labor (DOL) The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy as well as practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)
NSTTAC assists states in building capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities is a mentoring program that matches adolescents and young adults with people who have similar disabilities. http://www.pyd.org
Beyond 22 – helping young people with special needs reach their goals and transition to happy, productive adult lives. http://byond22.org/
Business ideas for people with disabilities
List of Grants and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Info for students who are deaf or have hearing impairments college guide
www.thinkcollege.net – find a college, find a resource, for students section. Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with an intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
Think College – http://www.thinkcollege.net/topics/highschool-college-differences
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education is providing the information in this pamphlet to explain the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
www.byond22.org– dedicated to helping young people with special needs transition to happy, productive adult lives. We provide transition support, recruiting and training for caregivers, a database of group homes, and additional resources
transition for healthcare
www.GotTransition.org helps with transition from pediatric to adult healthcare transition resources.
transition and assistive technology
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning – This 50 page guide is aimed at providing families with the information they need to effectively prepare for and participate in periods of transition in their children’s lives. Individuals may order one free copy of the guide. Additional print copies are available for $10. A discount is available for bulk orders. To request one or more print copies go to www.fctd.info/show/fig_summary
NOTE: F-SEPAC is providing the information above for educational purposes as a public service.
References to any treatment, program, or professional are not endorsements.