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Beginning no later than with the IEP that is in effect when the student turns 16, or earlier if determined appropriated by the IEP Team, the IEP must include appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessment related to education/training, employment, and where appropriate  independent living skills. 

Measurable Postsecondary Goal Resources: 


Module 2: Writing Measurable Postsecondary Goals  


"Indicator 13 and Transition Services Training Modules" contains eight training modules. Each link is a short video and allows you easy access to each part of the training. Audio is included so make sure your speakers are turned on. You will need access to Vimeo, an internet-based video-sharing website similar to Youtube.



Quality Indicators for School to Employment Program

These Quality Indicators can be used by school districts to assess transition services for students with developmental disabilities in school to employment programs. By using this tool, school district teams will identify program needs and potential changes to increase employment rates for these youth upon graduation or completing their school program. Quality Indicators: Computer Scored Excel Spreadsheet (18-21 Programs)  Quality Indicators: Manually Scored Excel Spreadsheet (18-21 Programs)



Career Planning:   

 Career Cruising 

Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training. 

 Career Planning Solutions 

A self-administered system that measures both aptitude and interest through valid and reliable assessment tasks. The results are instrumental in helping an individual begin the career or educational planning process.  

 Career Solutions 

Career Solutions Publishing Group develops classroom materials that focus on workplace ethics, work readiness, integration of academics and careers, and personal money management. 

 Career Key 

The Career Key is organized according to the three basic principles of good decision making:

        1. Know yourself--your strengths, values personality and skills.

        2. Know your options. Think of as many alternative as you can

        3. Make good decisions. 

 Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities 

The Guide was developed to serve as a resource for organizations working with youth on career exploration and employment options, and policymakers who support youth programs through policy and practice. The Guide shows how entrepreneurship education can be implemented in programs and offers suggestions on how to introduce self-employment as an option for all youth, including youth with disabilities. 

 Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (10-11) is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years. 

 Office of Disability Employment Policy 

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.

         1. Creating a Path to Employment

         2. Essential Skills to Getting a Job

         3. Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce  

 Person-Centered Planning 

This module provides information about person-centered planning (PCP) and the role it can play in transition planning. First, you will learn about why person-centered planning was developed. Next, PCP will be defined and the major features of all PCP methods will be described. Third, steps to implementing a PCP will be described. Finally, PCP applied to transition planning will be presented. 

 Planning Your Child’s Future Success – National Center for Learning Disabilities   

 Quintessential Careers 

Career Resources Toolkit for Job-Seekers contains career development resources -- on every major job-search and career topic -- to help job-seekers find a better job or career in the Career Resources Toolkit. 


Transition Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities

The following documents pertain to transition planning for students with severe disabilities:

1. Transition Planning & Students with Severe Disabilities (PDF) 

2. Examples & non-examples: Students with Severe Disabilities   

 Transition Services: Examples of Coordinated Set of Activities 

This document includes sample activities/strategies in the following transition areas: Instruction, Community Experience, Employment, Related Services, Post-school and Adult Living Skills, Acquisition of Daily Living Skills, and Functional Vocational Evaluation. It has been adapted from Helping Educators, Parents and Other Stakeholders Understand: Post-school Outcomes, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities by Ed O'Leary and Wendy Collison, 2002. 


Interest Inventories 

The following links have been selected to give quick access to several career interest inventories. 

  The Career Key™ gives you professional help you in choosing a career, making a career change, and choosing a college major or training program.


 Career Decisions: Self Assessment  

 Temperament Sorter IIThe Temperament Sorter II assessment is an Interest Inventory designed for career and personal planning. 

 Guidance Materials & Interest InventoriesThese materials are similar to traditional interest inventories. 



January 11th, 2012: Writing IEPs for Transition-Age Students (PowerPoint)

January 11th, 2012: Writing IEPs for Transition-Age Students (ElluminateLive! Recording) 

March 2, 2011 Transition IEP Review Analysis (PowerPoint Presentation)  

March 2, 2011 Transition IEP Review Analysis (ElluminateLive! Recording)  

January 12 and 19, 2011 Transition IEP Review (PowerPoint Presentation)

January 12 and 19, 2011 Transition IEP Review (ElluminateLive! Recording)


Useful Websites:

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) "What is Indicator 13?"



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