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    Self-Determination

    Self-DeterminationSelf-determination is important to student and youth success in and after school. It is a research-based predictor of positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities (Mazzotti et al., 2021). It has been a primary focus of interventions and supports in adult services, special education, and vocational rehabilitation for decades. The “skills, knowledge, and beliefs needed to engage in goal-directed behaviors based ...

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    Article: Predictors of Postschool Success Research Base Update

    This article published in Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals in 2020 outlines the authors' systematic literature review to examine secondary transition research literature to support existing and identify new predictors of postschool success for students and youth with disabilities. Fourteen (14) existing predictors were supported and three (3) new predictors identified. Download the Article: Predictors of Postschool Success ...

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    Predictor Taxonomy Crosswalk

    The Predictor Taxonomy Crosswalk embeds the predictors of post-school success within the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 framework areas. This crosswalk provides a resource for stakeholders who are using tools, such as the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 and the Predictor Implementation Self-Assessment (PISA), to identify connections between services, skills, and programs to improve outcomes for students with youth with disabilities. ...

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    Practice Description: WAGES

    Using Working at Gaining Employment Skills (W.A.G.E.S.) to Teach Social Skills and Occupational Skills What is the evidence base? This is a research-based practice for students with disabilities including students with learning disabilities based on one methodologically sound group experimental study with random assignment across 222 students. This is a research-based practice for students with learning disabilities based on (n ...

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    Practice Description: Envision IT

    Using EnvisionIT to Teach Information Technology Skills What is the evidence base? This is an evidence-based practice for students with disabilities including students with intellectual disabilities and students with learning disabilities based on two methodologically sound group experimental studies with random assignment across 395 participants. Where is the best place to find out how to do this practice? EnvisionIT is ...

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    Student & Youth Level Data

    Student/Youth Level DataThis subtopic identifies information and resources focused on collecting and using data to inform instructional decisions as well as individualized plans for students and youth. Using multiple quality sources of data helps student/youth-serving personnel make decisions related to the selection of effective practices and programs that lead to improved achievement. Data may provide an objective perspective on services, ...

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    Data Collection & Use

    Data Collection & UseWhether you are planning instruction or services from individual skill and preference assessments or making funding decisions based on large program outcomes, collecting, analyzing, and using data are critical pieces of doing good work. Data-driven decision-making is important to quality services. Find tools and support to collect, analyze, and use data relevant to secondary students and youth ...

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    Transition Assessment: The BIG Picture Training Module

    IDEA (2004) requires identification of post-secondary goals that are “based upon age-appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills.” Therefore, it is vital that special educators use effective transition assessments and assessment processes. Practitioners continue to struggle with critical issues of transition assessment including: Defining it Implementing assessment plans Interpreting and applying data All ...

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    Diversity Equity Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity & InclusionThere is a growing acknowledgement that culturally responsive and sustaining practices, including asset-based, play a role in improving post-school outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. School dropout, out-of-school suspension, health and mental health conditions, poverty, and incarceration are among the factors represented at higher rates by the diverse group of historically marginalized students and youth with ...

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    Indicator 13 FAQs

    These tools can assist in evaluating to what extent IEPs meet the minimum transition compliance requirements under IDEA.

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    VR Resources

    VR ResourcesWelcome VR Counselors and Administrators!  We invite you to explore our resources and information created specifically for you!Quick LinksVR Transition Services ResourcesPre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) ResourcesInteragency-CollaborationFeatured ContentThese are resources that have been recently added and updated that you may find of interest.MOVE: A Mentoring and Self-Determination Initiative for African American Males with DisabilitiesOctober 21, 2021NTACTC Levels of TAOctober 7, ...

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    Educator Resources

    Educator ResourcesWelcome Educators!  We invite to explore our resources and information created specifically for you!Quick LinksSecondary EducationPostsecondary EducationInteragency-CollaborationFeatured ContentThese are resources that have been recently added and updated that you may find of interest.MOVE: A Mentoring and Self-Determination Initiative for African American Males with DisabilitiesOctober 21, 2021NTACTC Levels of TAOctober 7, 2021Locating and Re-Engaging Secondary Students with DisabilitiesSeptember 28, 2021It ...

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    Community Engagement and Independent Living

    Community Engagement and Independent LivingTransition and pre-ETS services should be provided in the community and in the most integrated and least restrictive setting possible. To accomplish this, collaborative partnerships must be developed with community supports, including schools, community rehabilitation providers, local agencies and services providers, VR, and employers. Use these resources to develop and maintain relationships with community systems that ...

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    Youth Engagement

    Youth EngagementYouth participation in planning, engaging, and assessing transition services empowers them, increases their self-determination, and gives them the skills and self-confidence needed for success in learning, working, and living. The resources in this section are for students and youth as they prepare for adult living. There are also resources for the professionals and family members who serve as allies ...

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    Counseling on Postsecondary Education Opportunities

    Counseling on Postsecondary Education OpportunitiesThis section describes counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs. Career Clusters Maximum flexibility in the career decision making process is important in the early phases of Post-Secondary Education (PSE) planning.  This includes gaining an awareness of the wide range of career pathway options and labor market realities and projections. The ...

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    Work-Based Learning Experiences

    Work-Based Learning ExperiencesWork-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs)  may include in-school or after school opportunities, or experience outside the traditional school setting (including internships), that is provided in an integrated environment to the maximum extent possible. Work Based Learning is an educational approach or instructional methodology that uses the workplace or real work to provide students with the knowledge and skills that ...