Transition from School to Adult Life

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Education/Training Connections

Updated, March 2021 As part of a student’s transition planning for life after high school, the student and the other members of his or her IEP team will probably consider the possibility of more education or training. In keeping with the options specifically mentioned in IDEA, the discussion of education/training after high school may focus […]

Guiding Questions for Youth Exiting from High School

(2020, July) | Useful for Parent Centers, schools, youth, and families involved in transition planning and students exiting high school   This 15-page resource is designed to help youth with disabilities take steps to transition from high school to adult life. It speaks directly to youth, moving through secondary transition considerations step by step, including: […]

Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition

Health care transition, or HCT, is the process of moving from a child/family-centered model of health care to an adult/patient-centered model of health care, with or without transferring to a new clinician. It involves planning, transfer, and integration into adult-centered health care. There’s a federally funded national resource center on health care transition (HCT) called Got Transition®. The Center has just issued the 3rd edition of its Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition, which lays out the basic components of a structured transition process and includes an Implementation Guide and customizable sample tools in English and Spanish. Read more about this revised and updated toolkit and access its different components in either English or Spanish here.

“I’m Determined” Website

A project of the VA Department of Education, the I’m Determined website offers resources for youth, families, and educators around self-determination. Self-determination is about youth with disabilities taking control of their lives. Resources include videos, modules, a transition guide, downloadable brochures, and more. Access the website at: http://www.imdetermined.org/ More Details About the Site and Its Resource […]

Financial Planning Guide for Parents of a Child with Special Needs

(2020, January) | Useful to: Parent Centers and families of children with special needs. This article from eParent.com discusses a topic of great importance of parents of a child with disabilities. As A Financial Planning Guide for Parents of a Child with Special Needs states, “Raising a child with special needs can be one of […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 6

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Every person engaging with their state VR agency has […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 5

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Whether or not the VR agency will provide Assistive […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 4

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Required Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR Services) VR services are […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 3

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page ADVOCACY TIP | Encourage students and parents to learn […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Glossary

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page GLOSSARY AND DEFINITIONS The following terms are used throughout […]

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