Write Measurable Postsecondary Goals

Write Measurable Postsecondary Goals (Education/Training, Employment, Independent Living (as needed))

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.

Resources

Modules

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.

Materials

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 policy-makers 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
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 Significant Disabilities (PDF)
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.

SkillsOne.com
Keirsey Temperament Sorter II

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

Guidance Materials & Interest Inventories

These materials are similar to traditional interest inventories.

Webinars

Writing IEPs for Transition-Age Students (1/11/12)

Transition IEP Review Analysis (3/2/11)

Transition IEP Review (1/12/11)

Useful Websites

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