Transition Planning and the IEP

General Tools and Resources

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This list of helpful resources is included to assist the user in accessing additional information.

A Parent’s Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools

This article explains Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is a civil rights law that can provide educational benefits to students with learning challenges who may not qualify for an IEP.


Center for Parent Information and Resources

Review a summary of information and resources to assist families to understand and participate in the transition process. A version translated into Spanish is also available.


Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)

DCDT Fast Fact Sheets disseminate information to the field related to key topics in secondary transition.


IDEIA 2004 and Secondary Transition

Find specific information and resources related to Secondary Transition provided by U.S. Department of Education (Department), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on the IDEA topic areas page.


Indicator 13 Checklist

Developed by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), the Indicator 13 Checklist provides IEP teams with a tool to review the secondary transition portion of the IEP. This tool can be used for professional development as well as for team guidance.


OAR: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

In the Life Journey Through Autism series, information about the transition-to-adulthood process is reviewed with considerations for the youth with autism spectrum disorder.


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Transition Guide for Students and Youth with Disabilities

The 2017 OSERS transition guide provides information to assist families, students and youth with disabilities to develop and pursue adult life goals. This transition guide offers practical information on a variety of topics as well as a large glossary to assist teams in collaborative planning.


Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

The Supporting Families @ DODD web page offers information, resources, and links to assist families to locate answers to their questions and become aware of important issues across the lifespan.


Ohio Department of Education Forms

Review the 2017 Ohio IEP form, as well as other required and optional forms for the IEP process. Note the transition progress report form added in the 2017 updates.


Ohio Department of Education: Secondary Transition Modules for Students with Disabilities

Free set of modules based on the Transition Taxonomy 2.0. Provides evidence-based practices that can help move students toward their postsecondary goals in education/training and competitive integrated employment


Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study (OLTS)

Each year, one-fifth of Ohio’s school districts are required to collect information on their students with an IEP that exit the school district that year. One year later the district follows up with the student and reports their current activity related to employment, education and independent living. Read a summary of these postsecondary outcomes in the yearly OLTS reports.


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

Learn how to make your own referral to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) through this website. Exploring work in the local area is an important step in transition planning for successful employment.


Taxonomy of Transition Programming 2.0

The purpose of the Taxonomy of Transition Programming is to provide a framework for transition programming that is focused on improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It includes the five practice categories: Student‐Focused Planning, Student Development, Interagency Collaboration, Family Engagement, and Program Structure.


The Transition Coalition

The Transition Coalition offers several free online modules related to transition, including a module that provides an overview of the transition requirements of IDEA.

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