The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) Workgroup aims to embed equality, diversity, inclusion, and opportunity into its policy work. Doing so ensures the federal interagency strategy “removes disability from the special shelf” and reflects the underlying spirit of civil rights laws like the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 2014 (WIOA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which promote the full inclusion, integration, and participation of youth and adults with disabilities. These documents address some important information from the FPT Workgroup regarding transition as it relates to students and youth with disabilities.
The purpose of the 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy (2020 Plan) is to enhance interagency coordination, to develop compatible goals to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities in transition, and to help agencies approach transition in a more integrated way that will lead to improved outcomes by 2020. The 2020 Plan is intended to be the blueprint for the Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) Workgroup to carry out its efforts.
The What to Know About Transition Services for Students and Youth with Disabilities Fact Sheet was created to address the compatible outcome goals and policy priorities identified in The 2020 Youth Transition Plan and provides a quick glance of available resources.