MontgomeryWorks

MontgomeryWorks partners with youth programs to provide educational and occupational skills that foster academic and employment success. Our programs encourage youth to achieve educational goals, obtain work experience, develop leadership skills, practice good citizenship, and provide community service. For more information, call (301) 946-1806 or contact a resource specialist at the MontgomeryWorks location near you.

http://www.montgomeryworks.com/programs_services_youth.asp

Find Youth Info – Transition Resource Directory

This directory, focused on transition-age youth with disabilities, was compiled at a national meeting hosted by the Federal Interagency Partners in Transition Workgroup, at which federally-supported projects and center staff submitted descriptions. The references in this directory are not intended to be exhaustive of the investments in transition made by federal, state, or local entities. For corrections or additions, please e-mail Judy Shanley at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at judy.shanley@ed.gov. View a list of agencies and organizations that members of the Federal Interagency Partners in Transition Workgroup represent.

http://findyouthinfo.gov/topic_transition_resourceDirectory.shtml

Transition Planning

Transition planning is a gigantic topic and a very important one for youth with disabilities, their families, and IEP teams. NICHCY has devoted an entire section of its website to the subject, including articles written expressly for students themselves, school personnel, and parents. Here, in this article, however, we’ll keep it short and focused on what IDEA requires in the IEP for transition-aged students.

http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/iepcontents/transition

Parents’ Guide to the Transition of Their Adult Child to College, Career, and Community

This module will increase your knowledge and give you the tools to prepare you for your child’s transition from public school to postsecondary education and his or her emerging adulthood.

Project Access High School Transition Program for Students with Disabilities

The purpose of Project Access is to improve the delivery and outcomes of postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Project Access is designed to significantly facilitate the transition of high school students with disabilities into postsecondary education, to increase the success rate and retention of freshman students with disabilities at Howard Community College, and to improve career counseling and job placement services for students with disabilities.

http://www.howardcc.edu/students/academic_support_services/project_access

Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: A Primer for Policymakers

This report focuses on the special barriers to equal educational opportunity in higher education faced by students with disabilities as they are educated in elementary and secondary schools, transition to higher education, and receive accommodations in higher education.

Http://www.transitiontocollege.net/percpubs/DisabilitiesReport2004.pdf

Individual Supports to Increase Access to an Inclusive College Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The purpose of this online training module is to provide guidance on developing an Individual Support Model (ISM) to increase access to inclusive college experiences and to improve chances for the success of students with intellectual disabilities. An ISM approach provides students with individualized services and supports (e.g., educational coach, tutor, technology, natural supports) in college courses, certificate programs, internships, and/or degree programs.

http://www.education.umd.edu/oco/training/oco_training_modules/IndividualSupports/start.html

PERC POSTSECONDARY PROGRAM EVALUATION TOOL

This tool provides a snapshot of the quality of existing services and provides users with a concise evaluation report. It also provides users with an itemized action plan to that can be used to address areas in need of improvement.

http://www.transitiontocollege.net/percpubs/revised_perc_eval_tool2.pdf

R U READY? Helping Students Assess Their Readiness for Postsecondary Education

Article and accompanying checklist that help assess a student’s readiness for postsecondary education.

http://www.transitiontocollege.net/percpubs/2889vol.35no.2novdec2002_tec_article%209.pdf