Transition Planning and the IEP

Resource Links for Element Two

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A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

Review the 2017 OSERS transition guide intended to  advance efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st Century workforce.


Deej- Inclusion Shouldn’t be a lottery.

Be inspired by this college graduate from Oberlin College. This young man with ASD did not let challenges prevent him from achieving his life vision.


Developing a Vision- Resourcing Inclusive Communities

Resourcing Families website offers information, stories, examples, and strategies to help families and individuals to create a meaningful life vision.


How Can I Be A Self- Advocate?

This module provided by Ohio Employment First Job Seekers Guide offers a tutorial on how an individual can effectively direct his own future planning. Helpful links are offered throughout.


I’m Determined

This website provides a carefully designed set of resources and activities to guide youth to take a measure of contrai in their lives allowing them to set goals and follow a course to their desired adult life outcomes.


Kids Together: Vision Building

This webpage is part of the Kids Together, Inc. website which offers information and resources for children and adults with disabilities. This webpage offers a variety of ways to think about visioning and the aspects of the vision that should be addressed.


Life Course Tools

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework and Tools was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision and create a plan for a good life.


Puzzle of Lifestyle Planning

Lifestyle planning is a method for supporting individuals with disabilities in making choices that reflect preferences, areas of strength, and their personal visions. Supported by friends, family members, and professionals, individuals with ASD can construct a map for their life. This tool provides a set of questions that can facilitate discussions and decisions in future planning.


Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities Modules: Module One- Student - Focused Planning

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 One discusses processes for future planning with the student, family and other team members.


The New York Times- Looking Into the future for a child with Autism

Learn how this family crafted a meaningful vision for their son by focusing on him as a unique individual with a unique life.


Transition Planning Workbook

Use this workbook to help guide future planning activities with a youth during the transition process. The workbook shares important information, encourages youth to begin thinking about life after high school, and offers ideas they can use to plan routes to reach their goals.


Virginia Career VIEW

Virginia Career VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) is a free online resource for students K-8 that will assist in career exploration and planning using multiple interactive activities and a variety of media.

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