Welcome to the Center for Change in Transition Services. Thinking of life after high school? CCTS helps prepare students with disabilities for success in high school and beyond. If you are a student, parent, or educator please check out our many job, life skills, and education resources.


CCTS has several Indicator 13 trainings scheduled in April and May.

  • Monday, April 21st from 8:30 to 3:30 (1 hour lunch). Training to be held at the NorthEast WA ESD 101, Spokane, WA. See flyer for more details.
  • Tuesday, April 22nd from 8:30 to 3:00 (1/2 hour lunch). Training to be held at the Mead Support Services building, Mead, WA.
  • Wednesday, April 30th from 8:30 to 3:30 (1/2 hour lunch). Training to be held at Hoquiam High School Room B1, Hoquiam, WA.
  • Thursday, May 1st from 9:00 to 3:00 (1/2 hour lunch). Training to be held at Lewis County Cooperative, Chehalis, WA.
  • Washington Statewide Transition Conference:

    Go WISE is sponsoring a statewide transition conference to be held in Vancouver, WA on May 2, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is for educators, employment providers, VR counselors, DD case managers, and others supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their transition from school to work.

    CCTS Webinar Schedule: Join us for FREE webinars on the second Wednesday of the month at our new time of 2:45-3:45 pm. All of our webinars are recorded and available for you to view at your convenience. This year's theme is All Roads Lead to Employment: Skills for Employment.

    Post-School Survey News...

    CCTS would like to announce that we are now able to populate your student leaver (graduate or dropouts) list! Districts just need to verify the student leaver information in our system by June 1, 2014. When you log into the Online Data Collection System, your leaver demographics have already been loaded into your districts dashboard. Data managers will need to verify the information, and add or delete leavers as appropriate. To walk district users through the new and improved streamlined process, we have created a short 5 minute video.

    Featured Resources...

    Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities.

    The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment provides information regarding Washington State's 13th annual Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) at Western Washington University, Bellingham on July 27 - August 1, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to receive an application, please contact Debbie Himes at (360) 725-9511 or by email at dhines@esd.wa.gov.

    Summer Camp Directory.

    The latest summer camp directory has been published by the Center for Children with Special Needs. It includes a searchable database where you can look for camps that meet your student's needs. This is a great way to increase a youth's independence and get them ready for their post-school education, training, employment, or independent living skills.

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    OSPI Special Education Updates:

    These updates are created by the OSPI Special Education staff and sent out electronically each month to all school district special education staff alerting them that the lasted news has been posted to the OSPI website.