Transition to Adulthood Hub

Transition to Adulthood is a large topic that spans age ranges. The CPIR has many resources related to transition in general and the categories associated with it, including starting the transition process in high school, graduation, higher education, employment and training (WIAO, VR, etc.), independent living, becoming a self-advocate, and much, much more.

Resources from Our Partners at the RAISE Center and the RSA-PTIs

The CPIR is proud to collaborate with the National RAISE Center in bringing the following transition resources collection to you. The information here is broken up into 8 categories that span the breadth of topics RAISE addresses for youth/young adults with disabilities and their families as they navigate the transition from high school to secondary school, competitive employment, independent living, and more.


The resources in this section come directly from the RAISE’s extensive curation of Transition-related resources from professional and educational organizations as well as advocacy groups and, of course, the 7 RSA-PTIs that work to support transition in their states.

Transition Materials from CPIR

This list will update any time a transition-related item is added to the Resource Library.

Psychosis in Teenagers

(2023, July) | Useful for Parent Centers, community organizations, and families supporting teens and youth with psychosis   This series of articles comes from the Child Mind Institute, with most articles available in English and Spanish. Organized as a...

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Finding the motivation to make positive lifestyle changes can be hard for anyone. For teenagers, it can be especially difficult when  parents are the ones telling them to do it. But if they’ve fallen into unhealthy habits like vaping or alcohol abuse, change can be beneficial. Motivational interviewing is a form of therapy that creates a safe, non-judgmental environment for teens to establish their own goals and values and see how changing unhealthy behaviors can benefit them in the long run.

This series of articles comes from the Child Mind Institute, with most available in English and Spanish. Why might teens be resistant to therapy and how can parents and others to help them get the treatment they need? The articles explain how motivational interviewing can help teens gain the self-confidence to make important behavioral changes. To read more about motivational interviewing, and to connect with the articles in both English and Spanish, please visit CPIR’s abstract.

Guía para Padres: Cómo Prepararse para Cuando su Hijo Adolescente Alcance la Mayoría de Edad

Información actualizada, mayo del 2023En inglés | In English La Mayoría de Edad, es la edad cuando los adolescentes se convierten legalmente en adultos. A partir de este momento adquieren los derechos de los adultos, que incluyen el derecho a votar, casarse, solicitar...

Jóvenes Adultos en Transición: Servicios de Rehabilitación Vocacional

Guía para los defensores que trabajan con estudiantes, familias y guardianes legales para facilitar la participación de las Agencias de Rehabilitación Vocacional Estatales en el proceso de Transición en la Educación Especial. Información actualizada, mayo de 2023 USO...

Conexiones de Educación y Capacitación

Información actualizada, mayo de 2023 Como parte de la planificación de la transición de un estudiante para la vida después de la escuela secundaria, el estudiante y los otros miembros de su equipo del IEP probablemente considerarán la posibilidad de más educación o...

Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth

(2023, March) | Useful to: Parent Centers working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families   This report provides behavioral health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and other audiences with a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about...

How to Talk to Kids About Sex and Consent

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers, other community groups, and families of adolescent children with and without disabilities   When it comes to sex and our children (and ourselves), it's important to have boundaries and hold to them....

Your Child’s Brain | Podcast

(Monthly podcasts) | Useful to parents, Parent Centers, family members, educators, and medical practititioners working with children with different types of brain issues and challenges.   Your Child’s Brain is a monthly podcast of the Kennedy Krieger Institute...