New National Transition Website With Family Focus

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment announced a new transition website for families, youth, educators, and employers who help teens and young adults with disabilities reach their adulthood goals. Their tag line is “Quality information on transition in a format that is useful to families, youth, and professionals,” and they’ve really tried to live up to that standard. All they’re missing is a catchy website name…

The website with the very long name, PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment, offers interactive learning opportunities, a resource library, videos, and inspirational success stories, all presented in a parent-friendly way. The home page has a featured story along with featured videos, news blurbs and topical resource links.

There are eighty videos in all, searchable by popularity, series, or topic. PACER has a new “Voices of Experience” series in which successful young adults with disabilities and their family members draw on their own transition experiences to share words of advice and lessons learned.

The Learning Center is full of articles and links to other resources on middle and high school transition planning, benefits programs and supports, postsecondary education, independent living, and employment.

Finally, there’s a separate section for transition success stories and an extensive resource library. This site is well worth some exploration time.