Secondary Transition and Graduation
Transition services are a coordinated set of activities that focus on activates or courses of study that will facilitate students’ movement toward their post-secondary goals.
ESC 6 can offer technical assistance and training regarding transition services and graduation in order to assist educators in creating opportunities for successful futures and post school outcomes for youth with disabilities. The assistance can be provided through forums, on-site training, regional trainings, e-mails, and telephone conferences.
For evaluation professional development at Region 6 ESC follow this link Professional Development Online Registration and type in Special Education or Transition.
Transition and Employment Designee (TED) online training modules:
State Performance Plan Indicators:
Secondary Transition Guidance from TEA
Post-School Outcomes Guidance from TEA
The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies at Sam Houston State University provides students, families, and educators with resources to improve services and outcomes for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies
The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process: legal requirements, Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process, and Special Education Rules and Regulations. The Legal Framework
Recent TEA Special Education Guidance Documents such as Technical Assistance: Individual Education Program (IEP) Development. Recent TEA Guidance
Inclusion in Texas network resources Inclusion Resources: State Guidance Documents
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities resources on Supported Decision-Making (an alternative to guardianship). Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities: Supported Decision-Making
Post-secondary programs and services for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities resources 60X30TX
U.S. Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website which includes information and resources. Individual with Disabilities Education Act
The Council for Exceptional Children is commented to serving and improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities. They are the leading source for special education professionals for information, resources, and professional development. Council for Exceptional Children
The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) mission is to provide support educators to improve opportunities and outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. NTACT:C
Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities – Self-Determination provides assessments, intervention, research, and resources regarding self-determination skills. Self-Determination
Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment provides resources for educators regarding transition. Zarrow Center
Explore Work provides interactive training to assist students in exploring their talents to plan for the future. Explore Work
I’m Determined provides resources for youth, families, and educators to help encourage self-determination skills. I'm Determined
Resources for Transition Assessments: