A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

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The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) presents this transition guide to advance their efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st Century workforce.


This transition guide addresses the following topics to facilitate a seamless transition from school to postschool activities:

• Transition planning: opportunities and programs;

• Transition services and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act;

• Education and employment options for students and youth with disabilities after leaving secondary school; and

• Supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities.

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