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School to Adult Life

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Transition is a formal process of cooperative planning that will assist students with disabilities to successfully move from school into the adult world.  The following resources may be used to support schools, families, students, and others in developing effective transition plans.

Post-Secondary Education Resources

In this section you will find virtual platforms, information, and opportunities to help explore the requirements, options and resources to prepare for a successful transition from high school to post-secondary education settings.


Independent Living Resources

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Having independent living skills is essential for all youth as they prepare for adult life.    The skills needed for a person to function independently in life may include such areas as cooking, transportation, budgeting, safety, technology, housing, time management, social, etc.

Adult Agencies: Adult and Community Agency Websites

Each agency decides who is eligible for services. There is no law that guarantees an adult will receive services from an agency. Services and supports always depend on eligibility guidelines and the availability of resources.


School to Work and Work-based Learning

In collaboration with internal and community partners/agencies youth with disabilities should have opportunities to develop vocational awareness, career exploration, and experience career and employment opportunities to become competitively employed and to achieve successful outcomes.   These experiences can be provided during the school day, or through after-school programs, and will require collaborations with other organizations.


School to Work Curriculum



Employment Resources and Websites



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