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Online Training Modules

The Transition Coalition provides FREE research-based online training for professionals and others involved in transition planning. These modules are developed using up-to-date research in transition, effective practices in professional development, and are tested by practitioners across the country.

Best Practices
This training module will provide you with an overview of the transition requirements of IDEA as well as best practices in planning for the transition from school to adult life. Participants will be able to identify three major principles of... More info

Transition Assessment
Participants who complete this training will be able to identify various types and approaches to transition assessment, as well as understand the steps in a continuous assessment process. This online module provides comprehensive information... More info

Working with Families
The goal of this training is to explore some of the unique strengths and challenges encountered when working with families and to provide a framework for supporting collaboration, overcoming barriers, and increasing mutual understanding in... More info

Youth with EDBD
This training will provide you with an overview of transition supports necessary for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and guide you through the process of job development, placement, and support. Participants will be able to... More info

Cultural Diversity
The goal of this training is to move beyond awareness and understanding of overt or stereotypic cultural difference when working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the transition process. This online... More info

Self Determination
The purpose of this module is to provide you with a general knowledge of self-determination as well as a framework for providing self-determination instruction to your students. You will be given information about numerous curricula and... More info

Enhancing Employment Outcomes
Completion of this online module will provide you with an overview of career development as a critical aspect of vocational training and employment experiences for students with disabilities. Information and resources are provided for teachers to... More info

Dropout Prevention: A Priority
Coming Soon!! This module will provide information, resources and case studies related to dropout prevention strategies for youth with disabilities. More info

Transition to College
Coming Soon!! This module will provide you with information, resources, examples, and guidance for preparing students to make the transition to college. More info


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