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Primary and Related Transition Resources

Primary and Related Transition Resources

Primary Transition Resources

  1. CEC – Council for Exceptional Children 
  2. DCDT – Division on Career Development and Transition
  3. NTACT- National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
  4. Autism Society of America
  5. National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
  6. Transition Coalition
  7. National Post-School Outcomes Center

Related Transition Resources


  1. Assessment Matrix – Tool, Purpose, Publisher
  2. Life Skills Inventory – Independent Living Skills
  3. Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA)
  4. Independent Living Assessments – More than Just Cooking and Cleaning
  5. Age-Appropriate Transition Assessments
  6. Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Guide
  7. Iowa Transition Assessment
  8. Transition Toolkit
  9. Quickbook of Transition Assessments
  10. Vocational Assessment – Community-Based Vocational Education
  11. Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
  12. Project 10 Transition Education Network
  13. Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment
  14. Secondary Transition: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment
  15. Transition Assessment – KSDE
  16. Age-Appropriate transition Assessment Guide
  17. Age Appropriate Transition Assessment – Transition and Career Development Resources at Keene State College
  18. Measurable Post-secondary Goals and Transition Assessment 
  19. Predictor Self-Assessment
  20. Summary of Predictor Categories

CEC/DCDT Articles

Coming soon.

Dropout Prevention

  1. IES Practice Guide – Dropout Prevention
  2. Maryland Dropout Resource Guide
  3. What Do We Know About Dropout Prevention? What are Key Components of Dropout Prevention Programs?
  4. What Do We Know About Who Drops Out and Why?
  5. Sample Dropout Prevention Program: Ninth Grade Dropout Prevention Program (NGP)
  6. Dropout Prevention: IES practice Guide
  7. Dropout Indicators Found for First Graders
  8. Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement


  1. IDEA (2004) Regulations Related to Secondary Transition
  2. IEP/Transition Planning
  3. Kohler’s Taxonomy on Transition Programming
  4. Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs
  5. Model Transition Program – Instructor’s Guide 

 Interagency Collaboration

Coming soon.

Middle School Transition

  1. Middle Grade Transition Programs Around the World
  2. East Carolina University Project STEPP Middle School Transition Curriculum


  1. GAO Report on Transition from High School
  2. Lesson Plan Starters

Occupational Course of Study


  1. NC OCS Pathway Guidelines & Resources
  2. OCS Blended Learning – North Carolina Virtual Public School

Parent/Family Involvement

  1. Parent Involvement: The Key to Improved Student Achievement
  2. Encouraging Active Parent Participation in IEP Team Meetings
  3. Parents and Teachers as Allies for Student Success
  4. Effects of Parent Involvement on Student Success
  5. Increasing Parent Involvement Crucial to Student Success
  6. The Power Of Parent Involvement: Evidence, Ideas and Tools for Student Success

Post Secondary Education

  1. Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training
  2. Maryland Counseling/Advisory Resources
  3. Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with ID & DD
  4. ICI-Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  5. High School and College for Students with Disabilities: Key Differences
  6. Student Transitional Guide to College
  7. Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training
  8. Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
  9. CCSS Transition Think Tank
  10. Transition to College and Careers for Youths with Disabilities: Results of 2012 Focus Group Meeting 
  11. Students with Disabilities and College-Career Readiness 101 Documents
  12. College and Career Readiness

Post Secondary Goals

  1. Transition Goals in the IEP
  2. Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
  3. Developing Postsecondary Goals
  4. Preparation for Postsecondary Life for Students with Disabilities
  5. Measurable Postsecondary Goals and Transition Needs
  6. Transition to Adult Living – An information and Resource Guide
  7. Administrator Training Module – Transition to Adult Living
  8. Improving Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
  9. Preparing High School Students for Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Training

Secondary Transition

  1. Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition
  2. Transition Planning for Students with Significant Disabilities
  3. Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
  4. Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood
  5. Special Education Secondary Transition
  6. Secondary Transition Planning for Post School Success
  7. In-School Predictors of Post-School Success in Secondary Transition
  8. East Carolina University Project STEPP High School Transition Curriculum


Coming soon.

Strategies & Practices: IDEAS AT WORK

  1. Evidence-Based Practices in Secondary Transition
  2. Evidence-Based Practices Organized by Skills Being Taught
  3. Using Self-Management to teach Academic Skills
  4. Innovations and Perspectives: Transition Services Prepare Students for Life Beyond High School
  5. Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion

    Student Involvement

  1. Student Involvement in the IEP/Transition Planning Process

Teaching and Learning

  1. Transition Practices Alignment: Evidence-Based Practices, Tools and Resources, and Lesson Plans
  2. Research to Practice Lesson Plans

Transition Leadership

  1. Transition Specialist Competencies
  2. Transition Team Leader Sustainability Toolkit
  3. UDL Transition
  4. What Every Special Education Teacher Needs to Know about Transition
  5. Questions and Answers on IEPs, Evaluations and Re-Evaluations
  6. Curriculum Content Framework

US Department of Education

  1. U.S. Department of Education Transition Guide


  1. Improving Post-School Employment Options – Evidence-Based Practices NSTTAC Fact Sheet
  2. Transition Networking Skills: Paving a Way to Jobs and Careers
  3. Start on Success Framework for Transition from School to Work
  4. Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth and Disabilities
  5. Helping Students Find and Keep a Job
  6. Basic Workplace Competency Skills List
  7. Non-Paid Community-Based Vocational Educational (CBVE) Programs
  8. Preparing Students with Disabilities for School-to-Work Transition and Post-school Life
  9. The Works Links Occupational Preparation Program
  10. Youth to Work Coalition – Work Based Learning Examples
  11. Workplace Readiness – Curriculum Content Framework

Articles, Publications, and Presentations

  1. National Longitudinal Transition Study – 2
  2. National Longitudinal Transition Study -2 Wave 3 2005 Data Tables
  3. National Post-School Outcomes Center
  4. Perceptions and Expectations of Youth with Disabilities (NLTS2)
  5. Age Appropriate Transition Assessment: Insights and Information

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