Transition Resources

Transition Resources

Transition Resources

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NEW!  Key Employment Terms
English & Spanish

NEW!  What is an Exit Summary?
English  |  Spanish

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
English  |  Spanish

Are Young Men with Disabilities Required to Register for the Selective Service (Military Draft?)
English  |  Spanish

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Roles and Responsiblilites
English  |  Spanish

Assistive Technology for Transition-Aged Students with Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Business Etiquette
English   |   Spanish

Care Coordination
English  |  Spanish

Career Development & Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)

Career Plan in New York State
English  |  Spanish

College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities – Access
English  |  Spanish

Developmental Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Disclosure in a Community Setting
English  |  Spansh

Exercise Your Right to Vote
English  |  Spanish

Family Voices on Transition Experiences in NYS
English  |  Spanish

Financial Well-Being for People with Disabilties
English  |  Spanish

Graduation Chart
English  |  Spanish

Guide to Finding Helpful Resources for NYS Families of Teens & Young Adults with Behavioral Health Challenges
English  |  Spanish

Housing Discrimination and Accommodations for People with Disabilities
English   |  Spanish

How to Talk to Your Child About Their Disability
English  |  Spanish

How to Write and Effective Cover Letter
English  |  Spanish

Mock Cover Letter
English  |  Spanish

How to Write an Effective Resume
English  |  Spanish

Mock Resume
English  |  Spanish

How to Write an Email
English  |  Spanish

Independent Living Centers
English  |  Spanish

Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
English  |  Spanish

Key Terms for Self-Directed, OPWDD Services
English  |  Spanish

Legal Rights: School-Age vs. Post-Secondary
English  |  Spanish

Life Beyond High School
English  |  Spanish

Making Transition Stick
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

Money Management Basics
English   |   Spanish

Navigating Adult Services
English  |  Spanish

New York State Commission for the Blind – Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Parent Centers

Postsecondary Disclosure
English  |  Spanish

Preparing Your Child/Young Adult for Work

Promoting Self Advocacy During Transition
English Spanish

Social Security Administration

Soft Skills:  The “Other” Skills Needed to Get and Keep a Job!
English  |  Spanish

Steps to Obtaining Accommodations in College
English  |  Spanish

Supported Decision Making
English  |  Spanish

Ten Transition Tips for Young People with Behavioral Health Challenges in NYS
English  |  Spanish

Transition on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
English  |  Spanish

Transition Timeline
English  |  Spanish

Turning 18 Safely in Your Community
English  |  Spanish

What is the “Front Door?”
English  |  Spanish

What is Work-based Learning (WBL)?
English  |  Spanish

What is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
English  |  Spanish

What to Expect When Applying for ACCES-VR
English  |  Spanish

Additional Information

Transition to Employment Resources

Customized Employment Guide – LEAD Center
Debunking the Myths- Work and Disability Benefits – Ticket to Work
Employment: Finding and keeping the right job for you – By Youth for Youth
Employment Skills – Perkins Collaborative Resource Network
Essential Skills to Getting a Job – Office of Disability Employment Policy
Helping Youth Build Work Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families – National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability
Improving Employment Outcomes with Able Accounts – LEAD Center Information Brief
Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Simply Said – PACER Center
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations
Job Hunting Tips for Adults with Disabilities – AARP
Judge Approves Shift Away from Sheltered Workshops – Disability Scoop
My Next Move – What do you want to do for a living?
Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) – Fostering collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace
Video Topics: Employment – PACER – National Parent Center on Transition & Employment
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation – Department of Economic Security
Work Early, Work Often: Parents/Caregivers of Young Adults with Disabilities Teaching Soft Skills through Workplace Simulations in Classroom Settings – Youth Transitions Collaborative

Transition to Independent Living Resources

A to Z of Disability & Accommodations – Center for Parent Information Resources
Developing Financial Capability Among Youth: How Families Can Help – National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability
Disability Disclosure – Office of Disability Employment Policy
Federal Court Rules Properties Must Be Accessible to People with Disabilities Before  Occupancy  – Disabled-World
Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities – Home Advisor
Guidebook: Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning – Education Commission of the States & National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement
ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations  – Independent Living Research Utilization
Inclusive Civic Engagement: An Informational Toolkit for Families and People with Intellectual Disabilities – Inclusion International
Independent Living Checklist for IEP Teams – Center for Parent Information Resources
Making Your Point: Active Listening- Video – eHowEducation
Renting with Disabilities – Tenant Resource Center
Tech Matrix – Assistive and Educational Technology Tools and Resources to Support Learning for Students with Disabilities and their Classmates
Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood – PACER Center
Western New York Independent Living — The Parent Organization of Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies

Adult Systems & Services Resources

ABLE National Resource Center– Offering information on the law which allows eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to open tax-advantaged accounts for the purposes of saving to cover the costs of disability-related expenses that assist in advancing their health, independence and/or quality of life.
ACCESS-VR — (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation) – the entity formerly known as VESID – provides support to individuals with disabilities seeking employment.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Transition Age Youth by Lucy Miller-25 Minute Webinar – Virginia Commonwealth University – Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
Career Zone — Online assessment tool, research tool and electronic portfolio for students
Finding Your Path to Employment with Ticket to Work in American Sign Language- 21 Minute Video – Choose Work
IRS Relaxes Rules For New ABLE Accounts – Disability Scoop
National Resource for Supported Decision Making – Everyone has the right to make a choice
Resources to Assist with Youth with the Transition to a Successful Adulthood – Social Security Information
What You Need To Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 – Social Security Administration

Transition to Work Related Resources

Get the job… Keep the Job! (Video 26 minutes) – Regional Center for Independent Living
Hidden Disabilities – Office of Disability Employment Policy
IEL Releases New Police Brief  on Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work – Institute for Educational Leadership
Making My Way Through College – National Collaborative on Workforce & Disabilities
Promoting Employment and Economic Advancement: A Toolkit for CILs and AJCs – LEAD Center
Ticket to Work Interactive Website (Interactive Directory) – Choose Work – Social Security Administration
Transition Planning – Parent Center Hub
What is the Ticket to Work Program (Video 5 Minutes) – Choose Work – Social Security Administration

Transition Related Laws, Policies, Rights & Regulations

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide – Parent Center Hub
Impacts of SSI on Other Government Programs– Social Security Administration
Social Security Disability SSI-Eligibility Requirements and Criteria to Qualify– Social Security Disability SSI Resource Center
Understanding SSI Eligibility Requirements- 2015—Social Security Administration.
WIOA A Detailed Look-Fact Sheet – United States Department of Labor
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) An Overview- Fact Sheet – United States Department of Labor
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Overview – Parent Center Hub

Transition to Post-Secondary Education/Training

A Guide to Assessing College Readiness – Landmark College
Defining College and Career Readiness: A Resource Guide – National High School Center
Education/Training Connections – Parent Center Hub
Evidence-Based Practice Summaries “Transition” (last bar on list) – IRIS CENTER
Niagara County Resource Manual for Youth Transition
Potential Consultants to the Transition Team – Parent Center Hub
Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health — TO STUDENTS: This guide is written to provide you with important information about mental health during the college years.  TO PARENTS: It’s important to know more about mental health during the college years and proactive steps that can help you support your student if needed.
Transition Goals in the IEP – Parent Center Hub
Transition Requirements and Guidelines — Transition Requirements and Guidelines contains information and links to what is required of school districts and agencies in providing transition planning and services
Understanding the Role of Individualized Learning Plans in Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
WNY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates — Resources and materials to support student’s successful transition to college

Youth Development & Leadership

Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities – National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability
Transition “Starters” for Everyone- On Parent Network Website already – Parent Center Hub
Transition to Adulthood- On Parent Network Website already – Parent Center Hub