Transition Planning is a crucial step in helping students with disabilities achieve stable, positive post-secondary outcomes. The transition planning process helps to establish a common understanding among the student, his/her family, and school staff around the student’s needs and goals. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that Transition Planning begin by age 14 and that Transition Services begin by age 16, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what a student will need to make a successful transition to adulthood. There are many opportunities to help students think about their future.

Three Ways You Can Land and Keep a Job as an Employee with a Disability

  Being prepared to obtain and keep a job is not an easy task for anyone, and for people who live with a disability, these life moments often carry with them even more challenges. Fortunately, there are several resources and options for people with disabilities who want to become gainfully employed. 1. Understand Job Readiness… Read More

How Those with Disabilities Can Choose the Right Kind of Business to Start

While traditional employment can be difficult for people with disabilities, owning your own business can provide a better opportunity for success. If you create your own business from the ground up, you can tailor it to suit your specific needs and make sure than you are not facing any disadvantages in the workplace. Here are… Read More

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment encourages families to dream big about the future of their youth with disabilities. We “inspire possibilities” by sharing success stories and useful strategies to help families and youth achieve their independent living, employment and post-secondary education goals. In order for this to happen, it is important that… Read More

Center for Online Education

The Center for Online Education is an independent organization providing students with resources to help succeed in an online college. They help students find affordable, quality academic programs that prepare them for a rewarding career. As another school year approaches, there are still a large number of students that are undecided about furthering their education. For… Read More

Miller Career and Transition Center

Miller Career and Transition Center is the very first career and transition center for the Los Angeles Unified School District. They work promoting inclusion in the community stressing the acknowledgment of the hard work and commitment of schools, families and communities in creating inclusive opportunities for all children regardless of disability, gender, ethnicity, language, health status, etc. Visit… Read More

Links to Transition Resources

BESTCOLLEGES.COM EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESOURCES is a resource for any prospective college student, It strives to help students make an educated choice about their future. Through the use of student surveys, faculty surveys, independent research, ranking systems, and the input of highly credible and authoritative sources, thry have created a database of schools to help… Read More

Use the Summer to Think About Post-Secondary Transition

Summer is a great time for exploring post-secondary education. Increasingly, colleges and universities are offering academic support services to students with disabilities. Students and their families may want to inquire about the availability of these services as they research and visit different campuses. Some states and school districts are also developing concurrent enrollment programs with colleges and universities… Read More

Celebrate Ourselves!

Most human beings enjoy sharing information and stories about themselves. Students are no different. Revealing special things about themselves can help students develop confidence and trust among their peers. This sharing of information can also assist teachers in finding out more about their students and plan lessons that tap into the needs and preferences of… Read More