Transition Resources, Indicator 13: Transition

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Individualized Education Program

IEP (Individualized Education Programs)

You asked to have your child evaluated for special education services. Now it’s time for the IEP meeting, but you’re not sure what to expect. What’s in an IEP? How can you prepare for the meeting?



Understanding the Transition IEP Process

Understanding the Transition IEP Process: this site details the Individual Transition Plan or ITP in language that parents can understand. 


Keeping Special Education Records

Good record keeping is an essential part of the special education process. Parents should save important records in an organized way to use for special education planning and to keep track of their child’s educational progress.


Oregon Standard IEP Form

This page contains the Oregon Standard IEP form, and toolkit for writing high quality IEPs


Oregon Administrative Rules for Special Education (OARs)

Welcome to the new database for the Oregon Administrative Rules. You now have all the rules and filings for Oregon in one easy to search location. Chapter 581 Oregon Department of Education.


Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom

This is a professional organization site. Basic membership starts at $39.and features publications, conferences, professional learning and a small section on special education.


Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students

A legacy resource from NICHCY: supports, modifications and accommodations for students makes this statement the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.


Common Core Standards/Academic Content Standards

Academic content Standards identify what Oregon students are expected to know and be able to do in the content areas.


IEP Form

Oregon Standard Individualized Education Program Form 10/2017


Administrator's Resources on ODE

Rules & Policies: State and Federal policy, ODE policy publications and presentations, and a range of other policy related resources and tools.


IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

ED.gov

IDEA Statute and regulations


Federal Policy -- IDEA Policy

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 2004 (IDEA 2004-PL 108-446), is a federal law governing special education services and federal funding for eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities across the country.  For more information about IDEA see the U.S. Department of Education website.
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Policies and Procedures for Special Education

IDEA compliance and district resources include policies  and procedures, Dispute resolution, IDEA practice, and other information pertaining to IDEA


The Sturge-Weber Foundation

Whether you or your child has been newly diagnosed with SWS or KT, or if he/she was born with a port wine birthmark and your doctor has mentioned the possibility of having one of these syndromes, the information contained here will be a basic introduction on what to watch for and your possible course of action.


Assistive Techmology: What it is and How it works

15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.  With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.



Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An overview

An assessment decision making TOOL to help IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment.


Accessibility and Accommodations for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities

Assessments help teachers and parents know if students are on the path to success. The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides accurate measures of achievement and growth while challenging students to think critically and solve real-world problems. A core principle of the Smarter Balanced system is accessibility for students who take the test.


Assistive Technology Tools & Resources for Students with Disabilities

One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Today, assistive technology can help students with certain disabilities learn more effectively. Ranging in sophistication from “low” technologies such as a graphic organizer worksheet to “high” technologies including cutting-edge software and smartphone apps, assistive technology is a growing and dynamic field.


Special Education Parent Support

Parents helping parents: Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) information

The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training offers comprehensive, web-based training for classroom teachers, 1. Discover how brain injury differs from other disabilities, 2. Create a classroom that supports student success, 3. Learn simple, practical strategies to use in your classroom.


Children's Behavioral Health System

We are improving behavioral health services to Oregon’s children by: 1.Championing effective and efficient statewide behavioral health services, 2. Supporting safety for Oregon's children, young adults and their families, 3. Incorporating System of Care principles, 4. Developing science- and trauma-informed approaches


Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


IEP Discussion Starters_3 Templates

Three templates for IEP discussion starters: education and training, employment, and more intensive supports


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

New IEP Transition Page

A copy of the page of the transition IEP


Evidence Based Practices that Support the Predictors

The table illustrates evidence-based practices (EBP) that support implementation of in-school predictors of post-school success. Column 1, Predictor, lists the name of the predictor identified through ongoing reviews of rigorous correlational research. Column 2, Related EBPs, lists examples of evidence-based practices that could be used to support implementation of the predictor


Transition Planning Checklist for IEP Teams

A picture of a transition planning checklist for IEP teams, it also shows suggestions and information


Transition Planning

What do you want to be when you grow up?

 This booklet discusses "how to go through the career exploration process"


Youth Hood

YouthHood: This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, you can plan for your future right now!


Swindell's Resource Center

Swindell's Resource Center of Providence Child Center supports parents and caregivers of children who have special needs, developmental delays or disabilities. We provide resources, information and education to communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

ARC of Oregon

The Arc Oregon, together with its network of members and affiliated chapters, advocates for the rights and full community participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities members of our community.


Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid

Home page for the Oregon Health Plan.  This page includes information about the Oregon Health Plan and Quick links to health care resources.


Family to Family Health Information

Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center at OHSU: Resources for families of youth aged 13-17: teen recreation and sports, adolescent social-emotional and mental health, learning and education  for 13-17, transition to adult health care


National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was originally funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 2000-2008, during which time it partnered with six major organizations also focused on the secondary education and transition of youth with disabilities. NCSET coordinated national resources, offered technical assistance, and disseminated information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.  Although NCSET is no longer funded through OSEP, we continue to disseminate resources via this website with support from the Institute on Community Integration in the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.


Oregon Department of Education: Information on Special Education

Special Education staff within ODE has the primary responsibility for assuring that young children and students with disabilities receive an appropriate education program in the least restrictive environment.  This happens through collaboration with families, districts, agencies, and programs to ensure quality services.  Our website is a resource to parents, teachers and administrators and provides access to available information, documents and guidelines.


National Parent Center on Transition and Employment (PACER)

PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.  With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER's work affects and encourages families in Minnesota and across the nation.


Data Quality Campaign

Data is one of the most powerful tools to inform, engage, and create opportunities for students along their education journey—and it‘s much more than test scores. Data helps us make connections that lead to insights and improvements. Everyone has an important role to play in helping all students succeed in their own individualized ways.


Transition Resources - Oregon Department of Education

Oregon Department of Education, Education programs & Secondary transtion: National Transition Resources list


Transition Planning for Students with IEPs

Transition planning for students with IEPS: learn how this part of the IEP allows a teen in special education to outline goals that will help him/her achieve his/her post-high school plans


Oregon Youth Transition Program (YTP)

The purpose of the YTP is to prepare students with disabilities for employment or career related post-secondary education or training through the provision of a comprehensive array of pre-employment transition services and supports.


Oregon Commission for the Blind

The Oregon Commission for the Blind works directly with individuals who are legally blind or likely to become legally blind in the near future to promote the confidence and skills necessary for successful employment. Our Youth Transition Services focuses on working with eligible students starting at 14 years, in order to successfully transition from high school to the workforce, college, or other post-secondary training.


Transition Planning

NTACT/Transition Planning: Resources to guide Transition Planning from elementary into post-secondary. Includes guidance documents and frameworks.


NTACT

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, Our purpose is to assist SEAs, LEAs, State VR Agencies, and other VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices (EBPPs) to ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, stay in school, progress in school and graduate with knowledge, skills and supports needed to succeed in post-secondary education and employment. 

College and Career Readiness Center

The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) is dedicated to ensuring all students graduate high school ready for college and career success. The mission of the CCRS Center is to serve Regional Comprehensive Centers in building the capacity of states to effectively implement initiatives for college and career readiness and success.


Transition Coalition at the Unversity of Kansas

The mission of the Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas is to maximize professional development in secondary school reform and transition.  Transition Coalition site includes trainings, resources, products, presentations, assessment guide, and quality indicators.


Alternative Assessments

Oregon's Extended Assessments are alternate assessments designed specifically for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon's Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student's IEP team -- including the parent.


Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities

Secondary transition for students with disabilities page includes information about PSO training, transition conference, Transition Path to Adulthood folder, a transition guide and other resources.


Transition Documents

The following documents will assist school districts, students, parents, and others in planning for the next step after leaving high school.


IDEA Partnership at NASDSE

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

School to Adult Life Transition

Updated, February 2018 This page is designed to connect you with basic information about transition planning. We’ve included articles, guides, and online trainings designed for specific audiences, because we all process and use information from the vantage point of why we want to know and what we’re going to do with the info.


National Association of Special Education Teachers

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.


E-Ready Special Education Information

National PTA, Special Education toolkit helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services and resources available to them.


Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)

ISER is a directory of special education-related professionals, organizations and schools. We help parents find local special education professionals for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, critical teen issues and other special needs.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

AUCD's mission is to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of all people with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their communities by supporting our members in research, education, health, and service activities that achieve our vision.


Disability Disclosure -- update to 411 on Disability disclosure

This document is a supplement to The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities , which helps youth learn about disability disclosure and what it means for them. Since that workbook was developed in 2005 there have been many advances in technology that have changed what youth need to know about disability disclosure.


Project Access

The purpose of Project Access is to establish, implement, and evaluate a multi-level interagency transition model in the state of Oregon. The overall goal of the project is to improve and extend transition services to a greater number of youth with disabilities through a model program that brings vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRC's) into high school settings.


Planning for Your Transition From High School to Adult Life

Since 2000, the Rural Institute has focused several of our projects on customized community employment for youth with significant disabilities. We have developed and implemented unique models of transition planning that continue to evolve as we learn more from the youth and families with whom we work.


Skills to Pay the Bills

Office of Disability Employment Policy has listed under Youth in Transition a pdf and a video series titled "Soft Skills to Pay the Bills-- Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success


Guardianship and Other Options to Help Another Person Make Decisions

If a person becomes incapable of making decisions on their own about their medical treatment or everyday life, and their health or safety may be in danger, they may need someone to assist them. There are resources and the booklet Options in Oregon to Help Another Person Make Decisions give an overview of guardianship, conservator and other decision-making arrangements.


CIS Demonstration Video

The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We work with schools, colleges, social agencies, and businesses who provide career guidance and employee development services.


Justice Department Settlement Regarding ADA

In a Dec. 29, 2015, order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved a settlement agreement between the Justice Department, a class of private plaintiffs and the state of Oregon, which resolved the department’s and the class plaintiffs’ claims against the state under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum

The ChoiceMaker Curriculum is designed to teach students the self-determination skills needed to be successful in adult life.  The ChoiceMaker Curriculum consists of three strands: (1) Choosing Goals, (2) Expressing Goals, and (3) Taking Action. Each strand addresses teaching objectives in three transition areas: Education, Employment, and Personal.



Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce

Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce

On February 2, 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce was signed by the Office of Developmental Disabilities, Services Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Oregon Department of Education, and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

The MOU vision is through strong agency collaboration, youth with disabilities will transition into competitive integrated employment or post-secondary education/training.


Oregon Executive Order No. 15-01

Oregon Executive Order No. 15-01

On February 2, 2015, Oregon’s Executive Order No. 15-01 was signed by Governor Kate Brown.  This Order addresses employment services for those who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as services to transition-aged students with disabilities.


Accessing the Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life

All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. Transition Institutes have historically sought to bring together young adults and their families to build skills and provide training in the pursuit of better personal transition outcomes. The 2012 and 2015 Transition Institutes provided opportunities to capture interviews with youth, families, and service providers to share their perspectives on the experience of transition.


eParent

eParent provides practical advice, emotional support and educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development


Special Education Acronyms

A glossary of acronyms commonly used in literature and services concerning special education and transition.


Transition Education Network- Eugene Oregon

At TEN, we have the vision that each student who completes our program with have the skills and supports in place to be able to carry out an individualized, functional life plan.

YTP- Best Practices

As a best practice, YTP Transition Specialist should share YTP client progress notes electronically with their Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) partners on a systematic and scheduled basis.  Every 2 months would be a good schedule to consider.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families


Person-Centered Planning/One Page Profile Resource

   FACT Oregon's Person-centered Planning page has templates for Person-centered Profile and sample Person-centered plans.


Career Exploration & Skill Development

Finding a job can be a challenge for youth. They must determine what careers are available, what their interests are, and what skills they have or need to develop. Numerous resources listed on this site are available to help youth get a sense of their interest and skills as well as gain employment experience and learn about employment opportunities.


Detailed look at the Career Development Process

For HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Explore these topics for a more detailed look at the career development process and steps that are important for your high school age child. You will find practical ideas about ways you can support your child’s future. You will discover the possibilities for education and training after high school. And you will be able to get tips, checklists, activities, and other resources.


Disability Rights Oregon

Our mission is to promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities.


Oregon DHS - Person Centered Planning

Person-Centered activities (planning, tools approaches) assist people to express what is important to them, how they want to be supported, and how they want to live.



Person Centered Planning Education Site

Person-centered planning is a process-oriented approach to empowering people with disability labels. It focuses on the people and their needs by putting them in charge of defining the direction for their lives, not on the systems that may or may not be available to serve them. This ultimately leads to greater inclusion as valued members of both community and society.


Creating Workability

We specialize in innovative training and technical assistance to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a vital part of the workforce.


US Department of Education page for Parents

US department of Education: Parents/My child's special needs webpage has a resources list


Information & Resources for Promoting Self-Determination

The Let’s Get to Work Library of Self-Determination Resources will help you explain to teams why self-determination is so important in transition and expanding the scope of ways you teach it. Some of the resources are stand-alone, while others can be used with additional items as indicated within the documents. The library of resources can be found at http://www.letsgettoworkwi.org/index.php/lgtw-project-resources/self-determination-resource-library/


What's My Next Move?

A guide to exploring careers using online documents from the U.S. Department of Labor


Language -- Who Hears What?

A chart about terms used and what is heard: Communication is understanding the emotion and intentions behind the speaker and the listener.  Effective communication can lead to collaboration when the meanings are understood by all of the IEP team members


Terminology

It is important to be aware of legislation and reform initiatives that are being developed that impact transition for all youth, including students with disabilities. Here is a list of "buzz words" with their definitions


Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

A clear explanation of Pre-Employment Transition Services for students 14-21 prior to qualifying for Vocational Rehabilitation. This document includes the relationship between IDEA and WIOA, what Pre-ETS services look like, and how to request services.


Introducing Case Examples

Case samples on three students, based on original information posted on the NSTTAC website (now NTAC). Examples include how districts might develop Post-secondary Goals, Transition Services and Course of Student using Oregon requirements and forms. 


Eight Components of a Transition IEP

The eight required components of a transition IEP.



Person Centered Thinking

Person-Centered Thinking  and planning, placing the student at the “center” of their own planning activities for the future.  Includes examples of student behaviors in the planning process.


Agency Awareness and Attendance

Requirements and guidelines for identifying other agencies (e.g. Vocational Rehabilitation, College-Disability Services, Independent Living Centers) that will be invited to send a representative to the IEP meeting. 


Summer Work Internship for Transition

SWIFT, a 7-week residential program at Portland State University, gives youth a taste of the world of work and independent living.  This fact sheet lists experiences students may have and eligibility requirements for the program.


IDEA Secondary Transition Services

IDEA secondary Transition Services : means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is designed to be within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities


Top Tips for Successful Transition

A list of tips for a successful transition process


Individual Planning Terms

 Terms such as IEP, IPE, ISP, and person-centered planning are listed and defined



Transition Planning Examples

Examples of transition planning with post-secondary goals, transition services, and course of study filled for three students


Transition Planning Checklist for IEP Teams

A picture of a transition planning checklist for IEP teams, it also shows suggestions and information


Summary of Performance

CTP Student Summary of Performance - Springfield

Download: Summary of Performance.doc 

Summary of Performance (SOP) form and directions

The form to use for summary of performance.  It also includes directions, and compliance citation.


Example of Three Completed SOP

Three completed examples of Summary of Performance



Summary of Performance

A clear explanation of the Summary of Performance requirements, including tips to complete the SOP form.


Student Participation in IEP Meeting

Invite the Student

Requirements and guidelines regarding the role of the student in his/her IEP meeting, including processes for a student-led IEP.


Checklist for Planning a Youth Led IEP

A checklist for student led IEP and an example of participation in the transition meeting


Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

Child Development & Rehabilitation Center (CDRC)

OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) combines clinical excellence with innovative research to provide the best care for children with special health needs.  Our clinics use a family-centered, team approach to care for each of our patients and families.  CDRC staff specializes in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention related to disorders affecting development. Depending on the child, our services range from a single discipline consultation to a full team evaluation.


CIS Demonstration Video

The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We work with schools, colleges, social agencies, and businesses who provide career guidance and employee development services.


Routines Monitoring Form

Creating routines power point explains how to create a routine for a detailed course of action.  This site also has specific routine forms.

Self-Determination Assessment tools: ChoiceMaker, AIR, and ARC

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment lists for self-determination assessment tools: The ChoiceMaker Self-determination Assessment, the AIR Self-determination Assessment, and the ARC Self-determination Scale


Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Finding Age-Appropriate Transition Assessments

 Age appropriate assessment toolkit.  This chart shows informal and formal assessment methods, definition of the assessment, examples, websites and approximate costs


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

Requirements and guidelines of appropriate measurable post-secondary goals based upon age appropriate transition assessments related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills.. 


Suggested Timeline for Commonly Used Assessments

The charts in the document show sample instruments of age-appropriate transition assessments organized under various domains (Academic Assessment, Self-Determination Assessment, Vocational Interests, Exploration, and Career Development Tools, and Adaptive Behavior/Independent Living).


Case Examples of Assessment

Case examples of age-appropriate transition assessments written in the IEP for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.


Case Examples of Post-Secondary Goals

Case study examples of appropriate, measureable post-secondary goals.



Assessment Decision Making Tool

. The “Oregon Extended Assessment Decision-Making GUIDANCE” is provided by the Department of Education to support IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment. And also an assessment decision making TOOL to help IEP teams in determining whether a student should take the Oregon Extended Assessment.


Goals

TAGG-Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

The TAGG is a new on-line transition assessment for secondary-aged youth with disabilities, their families, and professionals. TAGG items derive from research identified student behaviors associated with post high school employment and education. The TAGG provides a norm-based graphic profile, present level of performance statement, lists of strengths and needs, and suggested IEP annual transition goals.

Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

Annual Goals

An Annual Goal chart of 2 columns with the headings : Goal component and Explanation.  For each post-secondary goal, there should be an annual goal.


Annual IEP Goals

Annual IEP goals with law, guidelines, checklists and smart goal development.  Also includes a comparison list of annual goals and post-secondary goals



Preference, Interest, Needs and Strengths

Adaptive Sports Northwest

Adaptive Sports Logo

Our mission is to provide and promote recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. It is our vision to lead our community to a greater state of health and wellness by nurturing the mind, body and spirit through sports and recreation.  ASNW offers a wide range of programs and events that educate, connect and inspire children and adults to activate and realize their own personal possibilities and improve their lives.

Another Career Interest Survey

This survey can be used to determine your future career and job interests at this point in your life. It can also be used as a guide to help you make class choices for high school.


Career Interest Survey

This career interest survey will help the student match their interest to different types of careers. There is an Career evaluation  and a career interest areas included


Course of Study

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes and Tests

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.


Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

Course of Study

IDEA definition of courses of study, which defines the multi-year set of classes or activities.  Clear description of what the course of study should be. 



Case Examples of Course of Study

Case study examples of classes or activities that help guide the student toward reaching the post-secondary goals.


Agency Participants

A Guide to Social Security Work Incentives --The Red Book

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment - related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

Family and Community Together (FACT)

Empowering Oregon families experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping families.



Cross Agency Employment Glossery

Cross-agency employment services and other frequently used terms: a glossary tool for families, providers, and multi-agency employment terms


Addictions and Mental Health Services in Oregon

The Health Systems Division (HSD) envisions a healthy Oregon where mental health disorders and addiction to substances and or gambling are prevented through education, early intervention and access to appropriate health care.


Children's Behavioral Health System

We are improving behavioral health services to Oregon’s children by: 1.Championing effective and efficient statewide behavioral health services, 2. Supporting safety for Oregon's children, young adults and their families, 3. Incorporating System of Care principles, 4. Developing science- and trauma-informed approaches


Things to Consider when Inviting Other Agencies to IEP Meetings

Things to consider:  What agencies should the school district invite to an individual student’s IEP meeting? How much time will another agency need to prepare for an IEP meeting? Can invites be done months early to get on schedules? Should you invite more than one agency to an IEP meeting?


Case Examples of Agency Participation

Case examples of agency participation written in the IEP for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.


FACT Oregon and OCOFN with links

FACT Oregon is the designated parent training and information center for Oregon.  This info sheet includes Fact resources, as well as, links to other Oregon consortium of Family Networks.


Oregon CTE Students with Disabilities

A one page fact sheet on Career and Technical Education for students with disabilities. 


Coordinate with Agencies

Federal regulations requiring the school district to invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services.


Agency Resources

A clear explanation of Pre-Employment Transition Services for students 14-21 prior to qualifying for Vocational Rehabilitation. This document includes the relationship between IDEA and WIOA, what Pre-ETS services look like, and how to request services.


Key Points in the Transition Process

This includes a transition needs chart, key points in the transition process, and a table of key points


Invite Representatives of Participating Agencies

Participating agencies should be invited to the IEP team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.


Post Secondary Goals

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

5 facts about goal setting, these practical tips on goal setting can help make it easier to set and reach goals.


CLD: College as a Realistic Option

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span.  CLD accomplishes this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with learning disabilities.


Special Education Career Path

This site is for those who want a career in special education and want to find a program, university, or other training to be able to pursue the career.


Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

Post-Secondary Goals

A definition of post-secondary goals, including examples and a formula for writing post-secondary goals.


Case Examples of Post-Secondary Goals

Case study examples of appropriate, measureable post-secondary goals.



Transition Services

Effective Study Strategies

Study guides and strategies has folders, and guides to learning and studying, internet, project and time management, writing and vocabulary, thinking and evaluation, reading and research, and math and science.


Note Taking Skills

Note Taking

Note-taking is a skill that can help you do well on all your schoolwork — everything from taking tests to researching a paper. But unfortunately, most schools don't have classes that teach you how to take notes. So here are some tips.

Case Example for Alex: Disability, Autism

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc.

Case Example for Allison: Specific Learning Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Rolanda: Profound Cognitive Disability

A case study that shows completed Age Appropriate Transition Assessment, Post Secondary goals, Transition Services, Annual Goals, etc. 


Case Example for Susie: DeafBlind Multi Disabled

this case example includes information for the IEP, age appropriate assessment, post-secondary goals, transition services, course of study and annual IEP goal

Case Examples of Transition Services

Case study examples of transition services/activities in areas of education, employment and independent living.


Best Practices- Transition Services

IDEA definition of transition services including examples of transition services in areas of  education, employment and independent living.



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