Feature Issue on Transition in a Global Context for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Transition Resources

Resources for Transition Planning: Individuals and Families

Understanding Measurable Postsecondary Goals in the IEP

In this video, Barb Ziemke, co-director of the National Parent Center on Transition and Employment, discusses some tips for using the individualized education plan as a tool for setting measurable goals for life after high school.

ADA Q&A: Transitioning to Adulthood

This online guide from PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment discusses key questions for young adults with disabilities, including topics such as self-advocacy, job training, postsecondary education, and community living.

Building a Resume: Tips for Youth with Disabilities PDF

This fact sheet offers a sample resume and job search checklists for young people with disabilities seeking employment.

I’m Determined

This website takes youth on a self-determination journey and includes downloadable one-page exercises for communicating what’s important to them, planning daily activities, and more.

Evolving Practices – New Model

This video features Jeanette Campbell and Angela Hoyt of Canada discussing new approaches to supporting young people in discovering their career interests.

National Center for College Students with Disabilities Clearinghouse

This website, operated under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, offers a clearinghouse of resources on finding a college, paying for college, handling problems at school, and more. It also contains the CeDaR database with disability resources at U.S. colleges.

The Inclusive Workplaces Toolkit

This toolkit from Inclusion International shows employers how to make their workplaces inclusive of people with intellectual disability. Families working to educate employers in their communities can download and share a sample job description, plain-language interview questions, and more.

Transition Resources for Practitioners

Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education

This website features global initiatives for advancing full inclusion for people with disabilities around the world.

National Coordinating Center for Transition Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID)

The National Coordinating Center offers support, coordination, training, and evaluation services for TPSID grantees and other related programs.

Disability and Citizenship: Global Perspectives on Citizenship

A panel discussion featuring Maria Town, Ari Ne’ eman, and Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, part of a two-year exploration of local, national, and international citizenship through a series of public and private programs, fellowships, special collections, and exhibitions at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Principles into Practice 2021

This document from ARC (Association for Real Change) Scotland provides a framework for improving the planning and delivery of support for young people ages 14 to 25 with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, and mental health issues as they transition to adult life.

Experiences of Young People with Additional Needs Leaving School

This downloadable report by DIVErgent Influencers, backed by partners including ARC Scotland, reflects findings from an online survey of people age 11 to 26, undertaken to inform the design of a new digital application called COMPASS, aimed at improving transition services.