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

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

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.
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Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit

Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
NTACT

Questions and answers about Age Appropriate Transition Assessment.
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Bill Calendar

Bill Calendar
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Do you find yourself surprised by bills or unsure if you'll have enough money to cover them each month? It's important to remember that you're still in control of your finances and budget, even when bills are piling up.
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Checklist to Help Plan for Transition From High School

Checklist to Help Plan for Transition From High School
Pathfinder Services of ND

Every young person deserves to have a life worth living after high school. We encourage you to dream and plan what that might look like. Then create a path to help you realize those dreams. Sometimes there are steps to be taken that a parent or student may not think about unless someone tells them. This checklist will help you think about those steps and decide which ones you need to take.
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Differences Between High School and College for Students with an IEP

Differences Between High School and College for Students with an IEP
Pathfinder Services of ND

This document details the differences between high school and college for students with an IEP, including special education services, accommodations and modifications, behavior supports, and more.
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Hitting the Open Road After High School

Hitting the Open Road After High School
NCWD/Youth

Co-written by teens for teens, this resource can help youth with disabilities think about their options for life after high school. It provides information on post-graduation options and guides students in making choices that are right for them, finding activities that can help them get ready now, and accessing supportive services.
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Laws Affecting Transition

Laws Affecting Transition
Utah Parent Center

This fact sheet will introduce laws that impact the transition of individuals with disabilities from school to adult life.
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Middle School Transition - For Your Child With Special Needs

Middle School Transition - For Your Child With Special Needs
Channing Bete

Supportive guide provides parents with an overview of federal laws designed to serve children with disabilities, individualized education programs (IEPs), least restrictive environments (LREs), physical education, and transition services. Offers tips on supporting homework success, helping children build social connections, responding to bullying, and much more.
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Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition

Questions and Answers on Secondary Transition
OSERS

OSERS issued this Q&A document to provide State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), parents, advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information regarding secondary transition for students with disabilities.
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Special Education In High School - A Guide To Success And Transition Planning

Special Education In High School - A Guide To Success And Transition Planning
Channing Bete

Designed for parents of high school students receiving special education services, this handbook offers information about the evolving role of special education during the teen years. Discusses special education laws relating to teens, IEPs, and the transition after high school.
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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Fact Sheet: Youth Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Fact Sheet: Youth Program
US Department of Labor

This fact sheet provides information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years. WIOA presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation's workers and jobseekers through an integrated,job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses.
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Transfer of Rights - What Parents and Students Need to Know

Transfer of Rights - What Parents and Students Need to Know
Pathfinder Services of ND

This document provides information on the transfer of rights at age 18 in the state of North Dakota.
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Transition Checklist (NDDPI)

Transition Checklist (NDDPI)
NDDPI

This resource is intended to be a guide for students, teachers, parents, and agency personnel to help drive the transition process for students with disabilities in an orderly and organized manner.
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Transition Planning - Getting Ready For Life After High School - What Parents Need to Know

Transition Planning - Getting Ready For Life After High School - What Parents Need to Know
NDDPI

This brochure from NDDPI for parents gives information about IEP planning meetings and setting goals for their child's future beyond high school.
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Transition Planning - Getting Ready For Life After High School - What Students Need to Know

Transition Planning - Getting Ready For Life After High School - What Students Need to Know
NDDPI

This brochure from NDDPI for students gives information about IEP planning meetings and setting goals for their future beyond high school.
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Your Role in Transition

Your Role in Transition
Pathfinder Services of ND

This resources lists the role of students, families, schools, and adult service providers in the transition process.
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Online Resources

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent's Guide

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent's Guide
CPIR

Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. At this time, they gain the rights of adults, which include the right to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions for themselves, sign contracts, live independently, and much more.
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Transition Planning for Students with IEPs

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs
GreatSchools.org

A transition plan is required for students enrolled in special education who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This article will define and describe transition planning and how it can be utilized to maximize your teenager’s future success.
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Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood
CPIR

Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it.
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Webinars

Collaborations and Connections

Collaborations and Connections
Pathfinder Services of ND

Working as a team can bring great success in both academic and life planning. When work and planning can be accomplished as a group, everybody wins! This Drop Out Prevention workshop is geared to youth and parents focusing on the importance of planning as a team, making the right connections, and maintaining strong relationships throughout the years.
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Organization is Key

Organization is Key
Pathfinder Services of ND

Creating schedules and being organized are two key elements in successful executive functioning skills. This Drop Out Prevention workshop is geared towards youth and their parents and will offer information on the importance of schedules and different ways to become organized to help students to be successful.
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Triggers and Cues

Triggers and Cues
Pathfinder Services of ND

Being able to identify what triggers emotional reactions is the first step in learning how to manage them. This workshop geared towards youth and parents will walk through what triggers are, how to discover triggers and then how to manage emotions when triggered. Cues will be defined, explored and strategies for successful de-escalation will be discussed.
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Websites

Launch My Life North Dakota

Launch My Life North Dakota

Your journey as you transition from high school to the world of work has begun. You will be making decisions about your education, what kind of a job you will look for, and how to get involved in your community. Launch my Life ND can help you do just that. Whether you have a disability or not, Launch my Life ND gives you the knowledge, tools, resources, and connections to help you achieve your goals.
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Transition ND (Web-based App)

Transition ND (Web-based App)

This web-based app is for high-school aged students with disabilities with an IEP. This site is intended to serve as a guide to North Dakota students, parents and educators on transition planning based upon requirements of IDEA and North Dakota state law. This site was designed by North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project (NDP&A).
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