Transition Resources, Indicator 14: Post School Outcomes

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.

Employment

Employment Resources for the Disabled

This site offers a link to the Riley Guide site with job listing, build a resume, but the information paragraphs presented lacks active links.


What Do You Want to Do for a Living?

This site allows you to browse by careers with key words, by industry,  or through support if you are not sure of what you want to do for a living.


Oregon Employment Department

A place to begin searching for jobs in Oregon.

State of Oregon Jobs

The website for jobs with the Oregon state government


U.S. Military

What is the military? In simple terms, the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. There are three general categories of military people: active duty (full-time soldiers and sailors), reserve & guard forces (usually work a civilian job, but can be called to full-time military duty), and veterans and retirees (past members of the military).

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services

DHS Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists individuals with disabilities to get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. VR staff work in partnership with the community and businesses to provide services that are individualized to help each eligible person receive services that are essential to their employment success.


Young Worker's Rights

YouthRules! is an initiative to promote positive and safe work experiences for teens by distributing information about young workers to youth, parents, employers and educators. Components of the initiative include a website, printed materials, outreach events, training seminars and partnering activities


Resumes and Cover Letters

This site begins with list of strengths for resumes and cover letters, and then includes skills and keywords to use through examples offered behind pictures that help identify what the example presents.



United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) - Supported Employment

We assist employers to solve problems and meet unfulfilled needs... all by hiring people who experience disabilities.  And we assist job-seekers who experience disabilitites to overcome potential barriers and find meaningful community-based jobs. 


Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence

The Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment (IPS) for individuals with serious mental illness has been designated an evidence based practice by the Center for Mental Health Services and the State of Oregon. OSECE is the Oregon supported employment center for excellence. It provides supported employment technical assistance to EBSE providers in Oregon.

Work Source

WorkSource Oregon is a network of public and private partners who work together to effectively respond to workforce challenges through high-quality services to individuals and businesses, resulting in job attainment, retention and advancement. There is a tab for Job seekers.


Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN handles A to Z of disabilities and accommodations, and also answers questions such as "need technical assistance about accommodations to stay at work/return to work?"


United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon -- Services

UCP Connections is a support services brokerage.That means we assist adults who experience disabilities to achieve life goals, access resources, and connect to service providers.



The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and yourth with disabilities.  Our partners strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available.


Career development 101

 Career development 101- everything you need to know: Are you choosing or changing your occupation? Maybe you just want to learn more about career development in general. A good foundation begins with the basics.


Easter Seals

Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter seals. This page lists programs under 'live', 'learn', 'work' and 'play'.


Customized Employment

US department of Labor, Office of disability employment policy defines customized employment, provides videos, lists federal policies, and has a list of resource links. 


Ticket to Work Program

Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while that keep their Medicare or Medicaid.  Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is the leading cross-sector partnership offering businesses a range of solutions from diversity recruiting strategies recruitment advertising to planning and training.



Make the Most of Your Career

The article presented, Make the most of your Career makes the follow statements.  Part of enjoying your career is getting the absolute most out of it each and every day. Are you maximizing your potential? Are you taking every step possible to excel in your job? If not, then you need to get on track and work for your success. You only get out of your career what you put into it.


Looking for a Job, need help?

This site has a menu of job finders, job fairs and events, plus warnings on job scams


Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center - 18-26 ages

Resources for young adults such as recreation and community life, social-emotional and mental health, finding work, housing choices and supports, advanced education and training, transition to adult health care, and service and support animals.


Plan for Work

This site adds additional information to other sites that deal with Ticket to Work and how work might affect SSDI and/or SSI


Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

VCU rehabilitation research and training center provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives. VCU RRTC major areas of focus include: employment , employer practices , Autism, customized employment, transition from school to  work , post-secondary education, TBI, and Social Security policy.


The Path to Interviewing Success

This webpage gives a list of suggestions that would help a person learn how to successfully interview. 


Technical Assistance Centers

The National Training and Technical Assistance Centers focused on Youth, Disability, and Transition centers collaborating on this site include: NTACT, Promise, WINTAC, Y-TAC, and NCWD/Youth


Minimum Wage Rate by Area

Minimum wage rate by area with an Oregon map that shows the areas.


Post-Secondary Education

Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities

A financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. It lists numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Loans

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, this site lists the following information: scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, other types of aid, tips on filling out the FAFSA, Q&A, and  tools for calculating college costs


For Those Planning to Go to College

The college board covers SAT, PSAT, the AP exam, and 'Access' that allows searchs for colleges, pay for college and planning for college.


Students With Disabilities Preparing for College

Know your rights and responsibilities: for students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education from the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education


College Planning

With a variety of colleges available, you need to understand your options and choose the right college for you. A little college planning can put you on the road to success. You might need information about choosing a college or what questions to ask on your campus tour. You will also need to know how to prepare for college admission, understand application deadlines, find out about paying for college and financial aid, or maybe consider the available extracurricular activities at your schools of choice.

The First Year at College, the Transition Year

Your guide to the transition from high school to college and adulthood.  There are tabs for students, families, educators, and tools. 


Tips on Selecting a Trade School

Choosing a vocational/private career school: Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and correspondence schools can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs. But not all these schools are reputable. Research any school you hope to attend, its training program, its record of job placement for graduates, and its fees before you commit.  Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Information


Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post secondary education.

Federal Student Aid, Scholarships and Loans

Get financial aid for school: begin  by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form on this website.


College Options for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Find and compare information on 262 college programs for students with intellectual disabilities!


For Parents: When My Child Goes to College

For Parents, campus life has created a section that includes several topics geared toward parents aiding their children in the college planning process. Check the list on the left side of the web page.


Tips on Selecting a Private Career School

This website lists links about Oregon approved programs such as licensed private career schools, authorized distance education providers, approved Oregon veterans education schools and programs,  and information about Oregon regulatory and oversight role. 


Students.org

Students.org is the go-to place for all things college and university! We hope to engage, enlighten, and empower you on your path to graduation.

College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Individuals who are blind or visually impaired face unique challenges in the classroom.  Instructors can ease these struggles by offering different accommodations for students with visual disabilities and structuring courses  around these learners.  Our guide for student with visual impairments explores the different accommodations and teaching strategies that allow these learners to receiver a proper education and enter the job market as qualified professionals. 

2019 Best Trade Schools in Oregon

Explore the top trade schools in your area based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. List includes vocational schools, technical colleges, and 2-year schools with a focus on a skilled trade.


Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Overview of college resources for students with disabilities includes 'your legal rights' , 'receiving academic adjustments' and 'additional legislation'


Colleges and Trade Schools in Oregon

Colleges and trade schools in Oregon lists featured schools and a list of programs, with a search by your zip code


Community Colleges and Workforce Development

The community colleges and workforce development site includes 4 categories that expand into additional detail.  Which includes 17 community colleges, funding, campus and partner resources, GED, and other details.


Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center - 18-26 ages

Resources for young adults such as recreation and community life, social-emotional and mental health, finding work, housing choices and supports, advanced education and training, transition to adult health care, and service and support animals.


Technical Assistance Centers

The National Training and Technical Assistance Centers focused on Youth, Disability, and Transition centers collaborating on this site include: NTACT, Promise, WINTAC, Y-TAC, and NCWD/Youth


Title IX Resource Guide

U.S. Department of Education, office for Civil Rights guidance document for Title IX


Contacting Hard-to-Find Youth: Strategies

This document summarizes the strategies, about how to contact hade to find youth,  recommended by youth and they families.  The strategies are organized by five common themes.


Independent Living

Resouces for Recreation

this link will take you to a list of recreation websites with links that were updated in 2017


Volunteering

This site gives a list of suggestions of the types of programs that could include disabled people as volunteers, these are not specifically for Oregon


YMCA

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Driving

This page provides information about obtaining an Oregon Drivers License for 18 and older, under 18 or a commercial driver's license.

Other Transportation in Oregon

Travel Oregon invites you to enjoy Oregon by plane, by train, by ground transportation such as Trimet or buses, by bike, or by electric vehicle.  A free travel guide is offered. This site also offers ideas about things to do and places to go in Oregon.


State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Independent Living services are designed to help individuals who experience disabilities achieve personal goals for independence and participation in their families and communities.


Disability Resources 101

For people new to the “person with disability” community

If you are new to being disabled, this website is a good starting point.  It has a state by state and national search:

https://www.disability.gov/benefits#map

In Oregon:

Dialing 211 from your phone will connect you with Oregon statewide social services information and referral. 

http://211info.org/

If you have a specific disability you should do an internet search on organizations that serve your disability…or call 211 and ask for organizations that serve your disability.

Oregon Housing and Community Services

Oregon Housing and Community Services: this site provides help finding/getting low cost housing,help with energy bill payment, and a list of housing partner resources


US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Affordable Housing: Asks and answers quesitons such as who needs affordable housing, where can individuals find assistance, what is HUD doing to support affordable housing, and other questions.


Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Fair Housing Council of Oregon promotes equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws


How to Organize Your Time

10 things to do on a daily basis to be more organized.  10 habits to build a more organized you.



Getting a Driver's License - Under 18

Drivers under 18 years old can get a permit or driver license called a provisional instruction permit or provisional drivers license.  This site sets out the steps which needs to be taken to get one of these documents.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

Partnerships in Community Living (PCL)

The Residential Team brings the PCL mission to life through the implementation of Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Person-Centered Plans for each person supported by PCL. Each team focuses on supporting each person in their home to become as self-reliant and interdependent as possible. We balance individual goals and dreams with the need to monitor and maintain each person's health and safety.

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon -- Services

UCP Connections is a support services brokerage.That means we assist adults who experience disabilities to achieve life goals, access resources, and connect to service providers.



National Council on Independent Living

NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

Transition to Adulthood and Independent Living

Adolescents face a range of developmental issues, and as teens approach adulthood, living independently becomes a significant goal. While youth with intact families may struggle to achieve self-reliance, youth in out-of-home care face formidable obstacles. The following resources provide information on helping adolescents transition to adulthood and live independently.

Community Independence: Routine Monitoring Forms

There a various forms to help teachers collect data, such as data form for eating out at a fast food restaurant, going shopping, or crossing the street


Assistive Technnology Solutions -- Oregon

Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program was established in 1990, and is a part of a national network of technology-related assistance programs to increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and to facilitate the development of a consumer-responsive AT service delivery system. Program staff work with consumers, service providers, state agencies, private industry, legislators, and other interested individuals to facilitate the development of a statewide system to provide AT services.


Applying for Food Benefits

This website lists links to find out if you are eligible for food benefits.  There are links under 'eligibility', and additional  links, forms, and information under 'applying for food benefits'.


Independent Living Programs -- Oregon

The Independent Living Program (ILP) helps youth who are, or were, in foster care to become self-sufficient adults. It gives an opportunity to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state or tribal custody to living on your own in the community.


IRIS Resource Locator

 IRIS resources are created for use by college and university faculty, professional  development providers, school leaders, and practicing educators.  IRIS is funded by the US Dept. of Ed's OSEP.  The information is required by OSEP to comply with IDEA.  Site contains a large amount of resources for this topic.


Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center - 18-26 ages

Resources for young adults such as recreation and community life, social-emotional and mental health, finding work, housing choices and supports, advanced education and training, transition to adult health care, and service and support animals.


Essential Life Skills for All Teens

Infographic of essential life skills for all teens


Stephens Place

Stephen’s Place is a supportive independent apartment community designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This site may be used for families looking for independent living arrangements for students who turn 21 soon.


Oregon ABLE Savings Plan

Who can have an ABLE account?  To be eligible for an ABLE account, you or the beneficiary must: 1) Have a disability or blindness that developed before the age of 26 that will last, or has lasted at least a year; 2) Live in the state of Oregon; 3) must be at least 18,  and 4) Confirm one of the following: Are eligible for SSI or SSDI because of a disability; Experience blindness as determined by the Social Security Act; or Can produce a signed diagnosis form by a licensed physician if requested.


Vocational Rehabilitation

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services

DHS Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists individuals with disabilities to get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. VR staff work in partnership with the community and businesses to provide services that are individualized to help each eligible person receive services that are essential to their employment success.


Getting the Most out of Public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

This publication describes the vocational rehabilitation system by responding to questions frequently asked by individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to give you information that will help you get the services you need to reach your employment goals.

OVRS Directory (Directory of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Local Offices)

Find a Vocational Rehabilitation office in your area


Pathway: Getting the Most Out of VR (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Download: Getting the Most out of VR.pdf 

Comparison of Voc Rehab and Educational Language for Functional Limitations

Educational Evaluation Report Review and Functional Limitation Statement Impediment to Employment check list


Vocational Rehabilitation Form

A suggested letter template for Vocational Rehabilitation to introduce the person who would work with the named school district


Template: Transition-Age Youth in Counties

Agency Overview template that explains services offered and supplies a place for agency contact information.


Developmental Disability

Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP)

The Oregon community development and disabilities program website has a list of contacts by county.


University of Oregon Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Our mission is to be of assistance in improving the quality of life for Oregonians and all persons with developmental disabilities and their families. To accomplish this, we provide: Training, Technical Assistance, Interdisciplinary Training, Dissemination, Networking and Model Development that respond effectively, in a culturally competent fashion, to the multiple needs of individuals and their families from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic and linguistic groups.  People of all ages are involved in our programs, services, and research. These activities involve preschool and school-age children, as well as youth and adults.

OHSU Institute on Development and Disability

The Institute on Development & Disability is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of human development. Through our work with developmental disabilities, we are finding innovative ways to assist people with disabilities throughout their lifespan.

Supported Employment

This DHS website for supported employment is for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.  It offers an infographic about services, fact sheet or video about various employment services, and a list of other resources


Lane ESD - Life Skills Education Program Forms

Lane Education Service District's Life Skills Education Program has a list of data forms.

Employment Policy for Individuals with I/DD (Intellectual and developmental disabilites)

Employment services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) are organized alphabetically by topic area.


Determination of Mocked Sheltered Workshops (MSW) Flow Chart

Determination of Mock Sheltered Workshops: This flow chart is designed to be used as a self-assessment tool to gather information about transition activities, and to assist in determining whether the activities meet the criteria for a Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activity.


MSW School-Based Business/Work Activity Self-Assessment Form

This form is designed to be used as a self-assessment tool for districts and schools to gather information related to the operation of a school-based business or other work activity, and to assist in determining whether the business or activity meets the criteria for a Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activity.


ODE Guidance Documents: Mock Sheltered Workshop

ODE Guidance: Avoiding Mock Sheltered Workshop (MSW) activities in schools – What they are and how this requirement impacts planning for appropriate vocational instructional activities.


Developmental Disability

A consise explanation of Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disabililty, and DD Services.  And also Employment First is a collaboration between DD, VR, and the ODE centered around the belief that working age adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities can work in jobs fully integrated in the community.


Template: Transition-Age Youth in Counties

Agency Overview template that explains services offered and supplies a place for agency contact information.


Employment First

I Work We Succeed /Employment First

The Employment First policy states that work in integrated jobs is the first and priority option in planning employment services for working-age adults and youth.


Oregon Employment Services for People With Disabilities

Services for Seniors & People with Disabilities inlcude:  employment services for youth  and adults with I/DD, services, definition of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and community developmental disability programs


Employment First Data and Publications

The Governor’s Executive Order 13-04 requires the Employment First team to produce a semi-annual data report to the Statewide Employment Coordinator. The goal is to provide data on employment outcomes for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).


Concerns from Individuals and Families on Employment First

Individuals with I/DD and their families often have a lot of questions about how employment might work in their particular situation. Employment First has created a video, that can be viewed on the site, showing how employment supports can work for people with significant disabilities. Under more resources a pdf titled "FAQ for Individuals and Families" is available.


Predictors of Post School Success

STEPSS Facilitator's Guide

STEPSS facilitator's guide helps state and local educators understand the procedure for entering  secondary transition data into the STEPSS database and then using that data to improve in-school transition programs for youth with disabilities 


Evidence Based Practices that Support the predictors of Post-School Success

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


Post School Outcomes and other Transition Indicators

Guidance and tips to help districts complete follow-up interviews with all students who received special education services and who left secondary school.  Materials are taken from the National Post School Outcomes document, Contracting Hard to Find Youth:  Strategies for the Post-School Interviews, adapted for Oregon districts.


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. 


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


District PSO Results

Guidance and tips to help districts complete follow-up interviews with all students who received special education services and who left secondary school.  Materials are taken from the National Post School Outcomes document, Contracting Hard to Find Youth:  Strategies for the Post-School Interviews, adapted for Oregon districts.


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