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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View a list of agencies and organizations that members of the Federal Interagency Partners in Transition Workgroup represent.
Transition Services assist students in the movement from school to the world of work and adult life. The Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) works together with students, families, schools and community agencies to provide services to support this transition.
DRS reccommends that students and families begin to make transition plans at least three years prior to exiting school. DRS provides information and outreach through:
Presentations to groups such as families and teachers
Technical assistance and individualized consultation
Education and training for schools and families
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.
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.
This module assists students with disabilities to understand the college admissions process.
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.
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.
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.
Article and accompanying checklist that help assess a student’s readiness for postsecondary education.