Transition – High School to Adulthood


Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
This is a great article on the use of auxiliary aids and services for students in college or other post-secondary sites.
Source:  U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

College Preparation Checklist
The foundational publication for any students (elementary, junior/high school, adult) who are considering college. This small booklet explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through to-do lists aimed at students and parents. Simply worded information about federal aid, what to do at FAFSA filing time, and looking for scholarships also is included. Readers are directed to publications and websites for more detailed discussions of the topics in the checklist.
Source:  The Office of the U.S. Department  of Education, July 2016

Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs
This resource is intended to provide transition planning programming support for students and youth with disabilities. They can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals, educators, service providers, family members and individuals with disabilities.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center

Developing Financial Capability for Youth
Developing financial capability is an important part of preparing for the transition to adulthood. Financial capability is “the capacity, based on knowledge, skills, and access, to manage financial resources effectively” (Department of the Treasury, 2010). In other words, it is the ability to make wise decisions about using and managing money. Families have an important role to play in young people’s development of financial capability.
Source:  Office of Disability Employment Policy, August 2016

Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?
Speaking directly to youth with disabilities, this 28-page booklet comes from PEATC, the PTI for Virginia. In addition to multiple transition planning worksheets, the booklet also includes several checklists and discussions of self-advocacy.
Source:  Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

Formal Interagency Agreement Pre-Employment Transition Services and Transition Services
A toolkit to help professionals create a formal Interagency Agreement for pre-employment transition and transition services.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, 2016

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority:  A Parent’s Guide
Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. At this time, they gain the rights of adults, which include the right to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions for themselves, sign contracts, live independently, and much more. In most states the age of majority is age 18.
Source:  Center for Parent Information and Resources, February 2017

Graduation Pathways for Students with Disabilities in Louisiana
This site will provide you with all the information you need about the different graduation pathways for students with disabilities in Louisiana.

Guide to Developing School, Community, Business Partnerships
The Guide covers important considerations for implementing an effective collaborative process for both individual and systems level outcomes. The Guide focuses on useful approaches, policies, and strategies necessary to facilitate partnerships that result in better outcomes for students and youth with disabilities and tangible mutual benefits for collaborating partners.
Source:  National Technical Assistance Center for Transition, 2015

Help Your Young Adult Learn About Accessing Accommodations After High School
Whether at work or in a postsecondary education setting, young adults may find it necessary to disclose their disability in order to receive accommodations that will help them succeed. It’s best to disclose as soon as the need for accommodations is realized. It’s also helpful to suggest specific accommodations.
Source:  Pacer, National Parent Center on Transition & Employment

Instruction in Self-Advocacy (including Peer Mentoring)
This resource is intended to provide transition planning programming support for students and youth with disabilities. They can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals, educators, service providers, family members and individuals with disabilities.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, 2016

Job Exploration Counseling
This resource is intended to provide transition planning programming support for students and youth with disabilities. They can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals, educators, service providers, family members and individuals with disabilities.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center

My Future, My Way:  First Steps Toward College
This workbook provides information for middle and junior high school students about how to prepare for college and how to pay for education beyond high school. This publication also includes charts, checklists, and other activities to help students answer important questions, such as “Why think about college now?” “What can a college education do for me?” and “How will I pay for college?”
Source:  The Office of the U.S. Department of Education, April 2014

Quick Guide to Competitive Integrated Employment
Competitive Integrated Employment, real work for real pay in a job that aligns the post-school employment goals of the student, is the gold standard of transition outcomes for students with disabilities. This is a desired transition outcome for all youth who choose to work, regardless of disability or needed accommodations or support. Competitive integrated employment is a realistic and desirable expectation for all youth. This guide walks you through the steps and provides additional resources to achieve competitive integrated employment.
Source:  National Technical Assistance Center for Transition, 2016

School-To-Work Transition Toolkit
Are you a young adult with a disability who wants to connect to jobs and careers? This Toolkit was created especially for you!  There are a lot of things to learn, opportunities to think about and choices to make. This toolkit will lead you along your path and provide the information you need to make informed decisions, one step at a time.
Source:  Disability Policyworks 2015

Students with Disabilities:  Preparing for Post Secondary Education – Know Your Rights
The information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
Source:  U. S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Technology Resources: For College Students with Disabilities
This guide provides a quick overview of the different common disabilities some college students have and the different resources and technologies available to them. It is truly incredible how many different applications and software programs are out there made just to help students get by in school even with their disabilities. That said, attending college can be very positive and life-changing experience!
Source: CollegeStats.org

Testing Accommodations for Students
This resource provides technical assistance on testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities who take standardized exams and other high-stakes tests. It addresses the obligations of testing entities, including private, state, or local government entities that offer exams related to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for secondary (high school), postsecondary (college and graduate school), professional (law, medicine, etc.), or trade (cosmetology, electrician, etc.) purposes to provide testing accommodations, what types of accommodations must be provided, and what documentation may be required of the person requesting testing accommodations are also discussed.
Source:  U.S. Department of Justice, June 2016

Transition Guide to Post-secondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities
A comprehensive guide to post-secondary education and employment for students and youth with disabilities.
Source:  Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services, 2016

What to Know About Youth Transition Services for Students and Youth with Disabilities
This fact sheet was created to address the compatible outcome goals and policy priorities identified in The 2020 Youth Transition Plan:  A Federal Interagency Strategy and provides a quick glance of available resources.
Source:  US Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Labor and Social Security Administration

Work-based Learning Experiences
Work-based Learning Experiences (which may include in-school or after school opportunities, experiences outside of the traditional school setting and/or internships). This resource is intended to provide transition planning programming support for students and youth with disabilities. They can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals, educators, service providers, family members and individuals with disabilities.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, 2016

Workplace Readiness Training
Workplace Readiness Training (to develop social skills and independent living). This resource is intended to provide transition planning programming support for students and youth with disabilities. They can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals, educators, service providers, family members and individuals with disabilities.
Source:  Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center, 2016

Youth Pathways to Postsecondary and Employment
A website that brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration, Office of Special Education Programs and US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.  These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to post-secondary and employment opportunities to youth and students with disabilities.

 

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