Transition Resources

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition or NTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Cooperative Agreement Number H326E140004. NTACT is funded from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2019.

Its purpose it to assist state Education agencies, local education agencies, and state vocational/rehabilitation agencies and service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

NTACT’s four major activities include knowledge development, technical assistance and dissemination, leadership and coordination, and evaluation.

 

Youth Development and Leadership Tip Sheets

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth or NCWD-Youth has a series of six tip sheets that provide youth with action steps for dealing with various life transitions and challenges, including self-advocacy, leading one’s own transition planning, getting involved in volunteering, and more. Each tip sheet begins with a series of questions geared toward helping youth determine the degree to which each topic is relevant to their lives. The tip sheets then provide background information on the subject matter, including definitions of key terms and reasons that the youth should consider making progress within that domain. Specific action steps are provided, and the tip sheets conclude with helpful supplementary information, such as additional resources.

 

Setting Sail Transition Advice from Those Who Know

Setting Sail Transition Advice from Those Who Know is a five-minute, subtitled YouTube video that can serve as a good introduction to students and parents concerning what transition means and why it is an important part of the IEP process. Both parents and students discuss what transition means and how it helps guide a student’s experience in school and beyond. This video was developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children.

 

Rights at the Age of Majority

The brochure Rights at the Age of Majority was created to assist families in understanding upcoming changes in their child’s legal status and prepare accordingly through transition planning. The brochure was developed by the Transition Coalition.

 

 Worried About What Path Your Child Will Take After High School?

This brochure Worried About What Path Your Child Will Take After High School? was created to assist families in understanding the basics of transition planning, including its purpose, who is involved and the process as a whole. This brochure was developed by the Transition Coalition.

 

Planning for a Healthy Transition: A Family Transition Plan

Planning for a Healthy Transition: A Family Transition Plan is an 18-page booklet, created by the Washington State Department of Health, discusses health issues related to transition and can be downloaded for students and/or parents who are taking such topics into consideration.


This page was updated July 5, 2017