Transition Resources, Families

Tips for navigating this page.

Our resource section is now organized by the 4 Indicators: Graduation, Drop Out, Transition and Post School Outcomes.

Each indicator has a list of categories at the top of the page. When the category is selected, the category will expand into a list of resources.

To filter resources for a specific audience, click one of the grey tabs labeled teacher, student, family, agency, or administrators. To change the filter to a different audience simply click on one of the other grey tabs.

Community, Oregon and National Resources

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps

The intent of the Program is to help improve the health and well being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Contrary to popular belief, SNAP benefits are not meant to meet all of the food needs of a household or an individual, but to supplement their nutritional needs. People do not need to be destitute to qualify for SNAP benefits.

Interim Healthcare

Interim HealthCare®, founded in 1966, is the nation's leading home care, hospice and medical staffing company. Interim’s more than 300 independently owned and operated franchise locations provide a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing services.

Assistive Technology & Curriculum Solutions

AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum that both enhance and help ensure learning progress.

Morrison - Child & Family Services

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with adversity and trauma. We respect the complexity of human nature and human needs–we guide children and their families through difficult issues by tailoring treatment plans to address individuals' needs and help them live productive lives.

Mental Health Programs in Oregon

OHA and its partners are improving mental health services to children by involving parents and youth in decisions, delivering more children's mental health services in the community, improving inter-agency cooperation and acknowledging the child's language and cultural heritage.

Source for Assistive Technology Information

AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment, and a directory of products.

Assistive Technology-Washington Access Fund

“Do you know someone with a disability, living in Oregon, who could benefit from access to affordable assistive technology?

The Board of Directors for the Washington Access Fund announced that they expanded our successful Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Program to include people with disabilities and seniors (and their families) in Oregon. Oregon residents are now eligible for assistive technology loans up to $10,000.

Information About IEP

US Department of Education-IEP

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004, major topic: IEP

Post Secondary Education Information

Oregon Community College and Workforce Development

Includes Oregon youth conservation corps information, GED program, a list of careers, and other information on the left sidebar.

College Resources for Disabled Students

Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and Assistive Technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Disabled Students

There are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there.

Campus Life

Answers questions about college life: establishing a budget, how to pick a college roommate, arrange a college schedule that you can live with, about your freshman year.

Information for Those Planning to Go to College

Welcome to Planning for College where you will learn the ins and outs of what you need to do to plan for college!

Oregon Vocational and Technical Schools

A list of vocational schools in Oregon, by city, by subject, and by school.

Visually Disabled Guide

A resource for students with visual impairments preparing and planning for college.

Help Your Student Transition to Adult Life

Transition Year

The Jed Foundation knows about the complex transition from high school to college. Our experience shows parents can benefit from having the right information and resources to help them anticipate, plan for, and protect the emotional health of their college-age children.

While Your Student is Still in High School

Teen's Health

Teen's Health

Answers questions that teens have about health issues, body changes, mental health and other questions.

Checklist for Parents of High School Students

High school goes by quickly for most students – and their parents. And after high school, what then? Regardless of whether your teen plans to go to college, work, apprentice, join the military, travel, or some combination, high school is an important time to prepare. Your student needs your help because his or her responsibilities are mounting. Here are some things you will want to stay on top of. The first is a list of general items for all four years, followed by specific lists for each year.

Support Organizations for Families

Child Development Institute

Our website is designed to provide the information and tools parents need to understand their unique child/children and to enable them to help each child develop into the successful human being they were meant to be.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally-recognized center that has pioneered research, training and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. Our mission is “To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture.”

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with any special need of any age, through educating, supporting and training their primary caregivers.

The Special Education Process Explained

Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

U.S Department of Education: Parents

The Department of Education provides a list of resources pertaining to the needs of children with disabilities.


Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, there are several resources that may help.

Team Of Advocates For Special Kids (TASK)

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited.

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