Indicator 13 | Secondary Transition

Updated, April 2013Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it. The data collected under Indicator 13 targets this turning point in life and the extent to which youth with disabilities have IEPs that establish postsecondary … [Read more...]

Fact sheets for youth with disabilities, written by youth with disabilities

These fact sheets come from KASA, which stands for Kids as Self-Advocates. KASA offers more than 60 fact sheets written by youth with disabilities on its Advisory Board and youth writers from its network. Great stuff. http://www.fvkasa.org/resources/index.php … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

How families of youth with disabilities can assist in job search and retention

Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention explores the role that families and other caring adults play in helping young people with disabilities plan for careers, search for jobs, build work skills, and be successful in employment. From the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disabilities. http://www.ncwd-youth.info/infobrief/tapping-into-the-power-of-families  … [Read more...]

Self-paced modules on transition

TransCen, Inc., has developed a series of free online self-paced modules that provide an overview and orientation to main concepts of transition planning, geared to help people understand the basics of transition services. The modules are aligned with competencies endorsed by national initiatives. (posted December 28, 2o11)http://tinyurl.com/77erzzl  … [Read more...]

My Story

by guest blogger David Egan Distribution Clerk at Booz Allen Hamilton and Advocate for People with Disabilities Cross-posted with permission from Disability.gov I recently shared my story as a speaker at the Alliance for Full Participation Summit in November, and today I would like to post some of my thoughts and experiences on Disability.Blog. My name is David Egan, and I have been an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton for 15 years. I believe … [Read more...]

Transition to adulthood for individuals with ASD

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 four Transition to Adulthood guides and will assist the individual with ASD and his or her team in reviewing the issues of adulthood related to age-appropriate transition assessment, employment, postsecondary education, and adult living during these years. Implications … [Read more...]

Off to college: Tips for students with visual impairments

Off to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments provides information on how to make the transition to college, including how to find the best school and visiting their office for students with disabilities, determining whether any accommodations will be needed, communicating with teachers about one’s disability, getting books and other materials, and orienting oneself around the campus.  (posted May 3, 2012)http://www.c3online.org/PHP-c170.pdf  … [Read more...]

Website for students with disabilities interested in college

Going to College is a website with information about college life, designed for high school students with disabilities. It provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer firsthand experiences of students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to … [Read more...]

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