OCALI Transition Resources

Lifespan Transitions Center

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Lifespan Transitions Center offers resources, training, technical assistance, and consultation to support the successful transition of individuals with autism and multiple disabilities throughout their school careers and into their adult lives. Resources address community living and employment.

The site offers a series of resources and guides to help educators and other service providers assess and assist students with Autism Spectrum Disorder transition to adulthood.


Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

The Transition to Adulthood Guidelines are web-based booklets and printable assessment guides from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). A critical time for transition planning is in the early years of middle school through the first few years following graduation from high school. This time period is the focal point of the Transition to Adulthood guides and will assist the individual with ASD and his or her team in reviewing the issues of adulthood related to employment, postsecondary education and adult living during these years. Implications for the individual with ASD to consider are highlighted throughout. Identification of resources and many active links to important information are provided. Use this set of guides as a reference and resource and to help frame a way to think about the issues related to adulthood.

Currently, the Transition to Adulthood Guidelines include


Transition to Adulthood Transition Video/Webcasts Library

The Transition to Adulthood Transition Video and Webcasts Library features short videos discussing transition-related topics relevant to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These videos are appropriate for students, educators or other involved adult service providers and include topics such as Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities, Employing Individuals with Autism, Guardianship, Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers, The Importance of Internships, Focus on Community Living Issues, Transition to College, and more.


Customized Employment Guide

The Customized Employment Guide provides a look at the strategies used in Customized Employment (CE) and links to more information and resources for those who are just beginning to explore CE. It explains how CE might benefit individuals with disabilities seeking employment and students in transition from school to work. CE is based on several evidence based transition practices such as self-determination, using self-advocacy strategies, and providing community based instruction.


ASD Strategies in Action: Real-Life, Practical, Evidence-Based

ASD Strategies in Action series gives families and service providers tools to ensure they are equipped to effectively care for, support, educate, employ, or work with individuals on the autism spectrum from early childhood to young adulthood. This video-based series of courses if free to anyone in Ohio and aims to build skills and strategies in regards to working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the following age groups: Toddler and Preschool Age, School Age, and Transition Age.

This page was updated July 7, 2017