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Post-Secondary Education & Training

Youth Development  

Center on Transition Innovations

The Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) provides evidence-based resources and information along with emerging practices in the transition of youth with disabilities

Going to College

 A website designed for high school students that provides video clips, activities and additional resources about living college life with a disability. 

Institute for Community Inclusion Post-Secondary Education Options

 ICI highlights information and research around Post-Secondary Education options, outcomes, and recommendations.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

 NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

National Gateway to Self-Determination

  A clearinghouse on resources, training, and information on Self-Determination. The UMKC Institute for Human Development is a leading partner in the National Gateway project. 

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

 NSTTAC provides technical assistance and disseminates information to State Education Agencies, Local Education Authorities, schools, and other stakeholders so that students with disabilities are prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce. 

Office of Disability Employment Policy

 ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

PACER Center

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities  to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services.

Partnerships in Employment

 PIE is working to increase employment by highlighting 8 state projects who focus on changing state systems and improving employment outcomes. 

Post-Secondary Education Success

 This presentation highlights the transition process to post-secondary education and post-secondary supports available. 

State Employment Leadership Network

 A State Employment Leadership Network has created a strategic plan focused on increasing the number of individuals with developmental disabilities employed in integrated community settings.

Technical Assistance on Transition and The Rehabilitation Act

 PACER's TATRA project focuses on helping families prepare youth with disabilities for employment, post-secondary education, and independent living outcomes. 

Think College

 Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.

Toolkit of Resources on Agency collaboration

Resources about post-secondary transition for educators, VR Counselors, Independent Living Specialists, and families

Transcen, Inc. Career and Workforce Development

 TransCen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization developing creative and innovative projects in school-to-work transition, education systems change, and employment for people with disabilities.

Transition Coalition

 This website includes descriptions of successful models for transition and provides a place for professionals to share resources, experiences, and ideas.

U.S. Business Leadership Network

 Business Leadership Network is a business-to-business coalition that provides networking opportunities and shares best practices for employing people with disabilities as part of a sound diversity strategy.

VCU Work Support

 The Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC develops and promotes evidence-based practices to increase employment and provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives.