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Transition Initiative Bulletin Board Archive


Transition Initiative Bulletin Board Archive


This page was last updated on May 3, 2018 at 10:09 am



The Transition Initiative Bulletin Board Archive is a collection of older resources moved from the main Bulletin Board page. We will continue to provide access to these resources on this site.  

Web-based Publications

DeafBlind Citizens in Action - 2017 Summer Leadership Program Summary

This summary provides details about the leadership development seminar that took place from June 25 to June 30.

Health & Transition Site – PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

PACER recently launched a new Health & Transition section on their website. The new section includes a range of information related to transition planning and managing health care as an adult.  Topics include: 

It's My Future iPad App 

 It’s My Future! is designed to support adults with developmental disabilities to become more self-determined and to meaningfully participate in their annual planning meetings.

A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition

Another resource on making the transition from pediatric to adult health care is available from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth).  A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition reviews topics youth should consider around transitioning to adult health care, living a healthy lifestyle, and paying for health care.

Guideposts for Success

NCWD/Youth also developed the resource, Guideposts for Success to help steer families, institutions, and youth through the transition processes. It includes five guideposts: 

  • School-Based Preparatory Experiences
  • Career Preparation & Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Youth Development & Leadership
  • Connecting Activities
  • Family Involvement & Supports

The resource is available in both English and Spanish.

Strategies for Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Interagency Transition Team

This tool, from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) lists strategies to help you keep your transition team running smoothly.

The Parent Transition Survey

This survey was developed to assist in identifying parents/family member's thoughts on their child’s life after high school. The purpose is to provide a better understanding of needs and expectations for the child’s future. It is available in English and Spanish. 

Transition Planning Tips for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Youth with Disabilities

PACER has also developed a new resource on working with culturally diverse youth.

Online Training

Secondary Transition: Student-Centered Transition Planning

This module will help users to better understand the benefits of student-centered transition planning, identify ways to involve students in collecting assessment information and developing goals, and be able to prepare students to actively participate in their own IEP meetings. Estimated completion time is 2 hours.

Recorded Webinars 

Moving Beyond Compliance to Outcomes: Tools to Use

Transition Coalition – University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability

Provides examples of how two states have focused on quality implementation of the IEP for transition goal implementation.

Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for Students Participating in a Model Seamless Transition Program 

This session: 1. describes a seamless transition model that features research based service components; 2. compares vocational rehabilitation service elements, service costs, and vocational rehabilitation (VR) closure statuses of youth served through this model with a matched sample of youth who received other services; and 3. offers implications for transition and VR practice with students and youth with disabilities, especially in the context of transition

HKNC Training for Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind

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