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Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: Planning for Life After High School

Download this great handbook on preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education and training developed by the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction. This guide will help to identify students' strengths and preferences as well as the supports and resources needed to be successful at the postsecondary level. Early planning is the key to success.

The NEW Parent Transition Survey

This survey was originally created by a local transition council and it was updated in 2014. The purpose is to assist in identifying parents/family preferences and thoughts for their son/daughter for life after high school. Now available in English and Spanish!

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The Parent Transition Survey (Revised) ENGLISH
The Parent Transition Survey (Revised) SPANISH

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Brief: Tips for Transition

The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass-Boston has issued a brief discussing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. This law will have an impact on transition planning for youth with disabilities as well as employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

NSTTAC Transition Fair Toolkit

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has created a comprehensive Transition Fair Toolkit. This step by step guide explains the importance as well as the key components of a successful transition fair.

You may download the entire manual or it is provided in smaller sections for quicker downloads.
NSTTAC Transition Fair Toolkit Complete
Section 1
                                                            Section 2
                                                            Section 3
                                                            Section 4
                                                            Section 5
                                                            Section 6
                                                            Section 7

Special Ed Connection

Special Ed Connection (LRP publications) keeps special educators abreast of the latest practices from across the country. Recently, 2 articles have been published focusing on transition and reference some of the work of the Transition Coalition: applying tiered intervention model to transition and using                                                             6 constructions as a blueprint for transition planning.
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                                                            Apply tiered intervention model to postsecondary transition
                                                            Use 6 constructs as 'blueprint' for your transition planning

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

Jim Martin, Ph.D., an expert on student involvement in IEP and transition planning, participated in the online discussion in March, 2007. This archived discussion provides an overview of student involvement and self-directed IEPs, as well as detailed answers to teachers questions.

Models of Success

The Community Transition Program: Experiences Starting a Community-Based Program for Students Aged 18-21

This manual is based on the development and operation of one community-based transition program in Lawrence, KS called Community Transitions (C-Tran). The teachers of C-Tran reveal their insights and share many of their resources, programming, and curricula to help others develop community-based transition programs.

You may download the entire manual or it is provided in smaller sections for quicker downloads.

Intro Chapter 6
Chapter 1 Chapter 7
Chapter 2 References
Chapter 3 Appendix A,B
Chapter 4 Appendix C,D
Chapter 5 Appendex E,F,G
CTRAN Handbook

Tips for Transition

The Tips for Transition contains 134 Transition Tips submitted from all over the country by practitioners. The purpose of the Tips was to identify grassroots transition practices being used by practitioners. Tips are categorized into the following domains.

  • Transition Planning
  • Student Involvement
  • Family Involvement
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Transition Assessment
  • Assistive Technology and UDL
  • Students from Specific Disability
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Groups

An online database of the Tips is also available in the resources section.

People Make It Happen

People Make It Happen

Laws don't make things happen, people do. This booklet includes information about the various roles in transition. Descriptions of several specific roles as well as suggestions for how different members of transition teams may participate in the transition process are provided.

Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

A workbook to help students, their families, and professionals to plan for life after high school. This workbook uses a person-centered approach to identify student strengths and facilitates a problem-solving approach to develop a plan of action and a vision for the future.

Transition Planning

Transition Planning

This helpful brochure was created to assist families in understanding the basics of transition planning, including its purpose, who is involved, and the process as a whole.

Age of Majority

Age of Majority

This helpful brochure was created to assist families in understanding upcoming changes in their child's legal status and prepare accordingly through transition planning.



This is an assessment tool that has been used extensively with adolescents with ED and those with high-risk behaviors(Bullis & Davis, 1999). EJAM was designed to assist in determining an employment placement and the support and accommodations that might be needed.