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.
"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.
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 Solutions Publishing Group develops classroom materials that focus on workplace ethics, work readiness, integration of academics and careers, and personal money management.
The Career Key is organized according to the three basic principles of good decision making:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The following links have been selected to give quick access to several career interest inventories.
Gives you professional help you in choosing a career, making a career change, and choosing a college major or training program.
The Temperament Sorter II assessment is an Interest Inventory designed for career and personal planning.