Transition Resources

Ohio Department of Education Transition Resources

 

 

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Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Education’s Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities webpage holds updates and resources for educators and parents who want to learn about transition in Ohio. The information includes resource, information on transition planning, and rules and regulations. Resource Links for Secondary Transition include Understanding the Summary of Performance, the Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study, and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. The Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities webpage is available online.

 

Ohio Transition Support Partnership for Students Age 14

The partnership between Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Ohio Department of Education is designed to improve postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. The model supports earlier engagement, beginning at age 14, in the vocational rehabilitation process. Students with disabilities gain skills to prepare for today’s in-demand careers needed to achieve high quality employment outcomes. The Ohio Transition Support Partnership webpage is available online. Download the Ohio Transition Support Partnership fact sheet (PDF).

 

Career Connections

Career Connections is a joint initiative among the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Board of Regents, OhioMeansJobs and Ohio Department of Education. Career Connections began in 2012 by providing a framework by which students develop a vision and realistic plan for their futures–during K-12 and beyond. Career Connections provides decision-making materials, information and tools that easily fit into classroom instruction at all grades levels. Career Connections is available online.

 

Office for Exceptional Children’s LiveBinder

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has a LiveBinder with Resources for Essential IEP, Essential ETR, and Post-Secondary Transition. The post-secondary transition resources include Post-Secondary Goals, AATA and Surveys, Services and Activities, the Summary of Performance, and additional teacher resources. The Resources for Essential IEP, Essential ETR, and Post-Secondary Transition LiveBinder is available online.

This page was updated December 3, 2019

Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence Transition Resources

 

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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 includes Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment, Employment, IEP Transition Components, and School-Age Programming.

 

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 October 14, 2019

Other Transition Resources

 

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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. The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition is available online.

 

Youth Development and Leadership Tip Sheets

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) has 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 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. The tip sheets are under the publications and resources tab. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) website is available online.

 

Setting Sail Transition Advice from Those Who Know

Developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children, Setting Sail Transition Advice from Those Who Know is a five-minute 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. The video Setting Sail Transition Advice from Those Who Know is available online.

 

Rights at the Age of Majority

The Transition Coalition developed the brochure “Rights at the Age of Majority” to assist families in understanding upcoming changes in their child’s legal status and prepare accordingly through transition planning. The Rights at the Age of Majority brochure is available online to download in English and Spanish.

 

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

The Transition Coalition developed the brochure Worried About What Path Your Child Will Take After High School? to assist families in understanding the basics of transition planning, including its purpose, who is involved and the process as a whole. The brochure is available online to download in English and Spanish.

 

Planning for a Healthy Transition: A Family Transition Plan

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

This page was updated December 3, 2019

Employment Resources by Name & Link

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This page was updated December 3, 2019