Family Transition Training
Definition: The school provides and engages families in multiple transition-related training opportunities in a variety of formats.
- Introduction to Transition from the Center for Parent Information and Resources
- Transition Planning for Students with IEPs from the GreatSchools.org website
- Key terms in special education from the Center for Parent Information and Resources
- Legal basis for transition process: Transition Law page on this site
- High School Is a Big Thing (PDF, 2 pages, 2014). Two-page flyer on preparing for an IEP meeting about transition from high school, from the NH Parent Information Center.
- Players of the Game is the eighth lesson in Transition Tennessee’s Developing a High-Quality Transition Plan video course. It is about 20 minutes long. There is also a video gallery of short videos of the different players explaining their roles.
- The Life After High School Transition Tool Kit(PDF, 80 pages, 2018), from NH’s Parent Information Center, helps families and youth who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) learn about the transition planning process.
- Timeline of transition activities from birth to age 22, from Oklahoma (PDF, 31 pages, 2015; or MSWord)
- Transition… Getting from Here to There (PDF, 42 pages, 2005), developed by the NH area agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities.
- Family Guide to Transition Services in Vermont (PDF, 40 pages, 2019) from the Vermont Family Network.
- The Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs (PDF, 81 pages, 2014) examines the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the IEP, and the different paths a child with special needs can take after graduating from high school. From AbilityPath.org
- A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (PDF, 62 pages, 2017) is a comprehensive overview of how state, local school districts and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) work together with students and families to plan for the future. It links elements of good transition planning back to the related legislation. From the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services U.S. Department of Education.
Understanding the New Vision for Career Development: The Role of Family (PDF, 12 pages, 2014) introduces three phases of career development for youth: self exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management. From the National Collaborative on Workforce Development for Youth (NCWD/Youth).
New content 9/28/20