Transition Planning and the IEP

Resource Links for Element Six

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Disability Benefits 101

Site provides information about employment and benefits and includes tools for individuals with disabilities to help plan for employment.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

Statewide system of supports that matches your needs to services provided based on your individual eligibility. Supports options can include community access for employment and transportation in the local community. Local County boards can connect you with services in the community.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)

Use this website to gain information on jobs in demand in Ohio, as well as medicaid, food assistance and cash assistance.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

Helping individuals with challenges associated with mental health to maintain employment, and access necessary benefits for community participation.

Ohio Employment First Website- Transition To Employment

Agency Navigation Tool- overview of agency assistance and support for transition teams to have a better understanding of variety of agencies that might at the time of transition

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.

Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities Modules: Module Three - Interagency Collaboration

Ohio Department of Education-Office for Exceptional Children offers free online modules for IEP team members to learn to plan, implement and support high quality secondary transition. Module Three offers guidance on how to work together as a multi-agency team for transition planning and provision of transition services.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Information about Social Security and Social Security Income (SSI) the process for applying for financial support from the government.

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