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Other Resource Organizations

Several state and national organizations provide in-depth information about postsecondary transition and transition IEPs.

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) houses a large collection of transition information, written in a conversational tone, about different aspects of special education.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities improves the lives of people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability – for Youth specializes in topics related to employment and youth with disabilities. The focus is on empowering youth to participate in planning their future. This is a particularly good resource for students, written in language that is both motivational and age-appropriate.

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) assists State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

PIC is New Hampshire’s Parent Training and Information Center. Since 1975, the Parent Information Center on Special Education (PIC on Special Education) has been providing information, training, and support to families who have a child with a disability to help them be effective team members in the special education process.

PACER is the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center. PACER’s Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act Project (TATRA) focuses on helping families prepare youth with disabilities for employment and independent living. Projects provide information and training on transition planning, the adult services system, and strategies that prepare youth for successful outcomes in employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.