Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a young adult with a disability that is designed within a results-orientated process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the young adult with a disability to facilitate movement from school to post-school school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.
Transition Services are based on the individual’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests.
Resources for Transition Services:
Adult Service/Agency Resources:
IPADDUnite - a yahoo chat group of parents of adults with disabilities http://health.groups.yahoo.com/IPADDUnite
www.equiforequality.org Legal resources & advocacy
www.abilitylinks.org Job networking for people with disabilities
www.specialrecreation.org Leisure & recreation opportunities
www.illinoislifespan.org Referral & advocacy
www.thearcofil.org Advocacy, policy making, and training
www.familysupportnetwork.org Advocacy & education
www.hdadvocates.org Benefits assistance & health care access
www.partnersinpolicymkaing.com Training to families &self-advocates on systems change through public policy
www.state.il.us/agency/icdd/ State agency focused on improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities through advocacy, systemic change and capacity building.
Transition Planning Resources:
Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living– TOTAL Project http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/transition_video.htm
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center http://ncset.org/
Division on Career Development and Transition http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdt/home
Zarrow Center http://www.ou.edu/content/education/centers-and-partnerships/zarrow.html
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition http://www.ncset.org/
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PAETC) www.paetc.org
Think College www.thinkcollege.net
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability http://ncwd-youth.info/youth-development