This collection of helpful resources from the Social Security Administration provides information on and links to a wide variety of employment supports and national and community resources.
(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers looking for technical assistance about testing accommodations in the ADA. 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 […]
Many different individuals come together to help the student plan for transition. Typically, transition planning is handled by members of the IEP team, with other individuals becoming involved as needed. It’s important to involve a variety of people, for they will bring their unique perspectives to the planning table. The team draws upon the expertise of the different members and pools their information to make decisions or recommendations for the student.
(2016, April) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of […]
NTACT is the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. This webinar provides an overview of NTACT’s technical assistance services available to state education and also state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies. It features a short tour of the transition-related resources available on NTACT’s website that Parent Centers are welcomed to use and share.
Parent Centers can share this online module with students with intellectual disabilities and their families as part of exploring the possibility of going to college. Think College! provides self-paced modules using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities, and podcasts to share information on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. This module […]
Lessons Learned About Instruction from Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in College and Career Ready Assessments
(Published January 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with parents and the rest of the IEP team to make sure that all the student’s needs are included in the IEP. The new large-scale assessments rolled out by consortia and states are designed to measure student achievement of rigorous college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Recent […]
(2015, July) | Useful to Parent Centers in their SSIP work and systems change activities. Graduation requirements and diploma options for students with disabilities who participate in the general assessment have been a topic of interest for many years. The recent push for all students, including those with disabilities, to leave school ready for college […]
(2015) Useful to Parent Centers, professionals, and families working with youth who have disabilities interested in attending college Making My Way through College is aimed at helping students with disabilities navigate postsecondary education. The guide provides information and resources on preparing for and succeeding in college and transitioning from college into the world of work that […]
(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]