Charting a Course for the Future

A Transition Toolkit

Cartoon of man standing with science and resource icons floating around him.In order to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities, transition services requirements were included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA P.L. 101-476).  The basic purpose of including transition components in the legislation is to better prepare students with disabilities to gain access to the supports and services necessary to reach their desired outcomes and become as independent as possible. The transition planning process should promote successful movement from school to post-secondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on students’ preferences, interests, abilities and needs. This toolkit provides information and tools necessary in creating a comprehensive and individualized transition process.

Information Topics:

    • Introduction
    • Discovering the Road to Transition
    • Identifying the Destination – Building a Body of Evidence
    • Designing the Map – IEP Development
    • Transition to Careers
    • Community Agencies
    • Tools, Templates and Worksheets
    • Charting a Course for the Future

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