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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.

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The Ultimate Resource Toolkit for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Contributor: Erica Francis, It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has presented unique career-related circumstances to navigate, making the process of finding and keeping a job that much more challenging. That said, there’s still hope for all of us. Arm yourself with the right resources, tips, and support, and you’ll soon find the… Read more

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Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Submitted by: Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services. [Tweet… Read more

Adulting 101: How Many of These Things Do Your Kids Know How to Do?

By Jackie Nunes, Young people are more connected and tech-savvy than ever, but there are a surprising number of things many of them don’t know how to do – and it’s not just writing in cursive or driving a stick shift. Many college students didn’t send in their absentee ballots in the recent election… Read more

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. Understand Job Readiness There’s… 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

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