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Ed Resources Ohio - Transition

Find information and resources to assist with transition planning.

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Backward Planning Tool

Download the Backward Planning Chart from EdResourcesOhio.

Backwards Planning Tool
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My Life - Transition Assessment

Download the "My Life" transition planning tool to use with individual student planning.

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Indicator 13 - Examples/Nonexamples

Use the Indicator 13 case studies from the NSTTAC Web site.

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Indicator 13 Checklist

Use the checklist to review the postsecondary transition planning components of the IEP.

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Transition Assessment Library

Find Age Appropriate Transition Assessments.

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Ohio Means Jobs Website

Ohio's no-cost, career planning system for students, teachers and school counselors.

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Quick Book of Assessments

A variety of transition assessments to assist with transition planning.

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Transition Considerations Checklist

A checklist of considerations for transition planning.

Transition Activities

Examples of Coordinated Set of Activites

Ideas for transition services and activites.


The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities has just released a new research synthesis, A Literature Map of Dropout Prevention Interventions for Students with Disabilities. The authors are Julia Wilkins Ph.D. of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities at Clemson University and Sloan Huckabee Ph.D. of the College of Health, Education and Human Development at Clemson University. This research synthesis represents the most up-to-date review of dropout interventions for students with disabilities. The authors conducted an extensive search of the literature to find articles that described school completion interventions that yielded positive outcomes for students with disabilities. Of 544 potential studies, 19 studies met the inclusion criteria: three experimental, one quasi-experimental, five qualitative, five mixed methods, four correlational, and one descriptive. The most commonly implemented interventions involved multiple components involving mentoring, family outreach, academic support, attendance monitoring, additional support services, and students' participation in school-related activities. Several studies also targeted students' specific disability-related needs, such as self-determination skills, social skills, and vocational skills. Overall, the interventions were aligned with recommendations made by the Institute of Education Sciences as effective interventions for general education students (Dynarski, et al., 2008).

To download a copy of this literat1tre review, visit:

http://www .ndpc-sd.org/documents/wilkins-huckabee-lit-review.pdf

For two years, a network of Transition Cadre Leaders from eight regional cadres throughout Indiana have worked collaboratively to improve secondary transition education and services. Their efforts are focused on implementing effective practices and strategies, as well as developing and sharing tools and resources with teachers and other transition professionals. The Northeast Transition Cadre leaders developed an online assessment search tool as part of their work. It's now available at Indiana's Secondary Transition Resource Center website http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=3283 or directly at http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/CCLC/transition_matrix/Transition_Matrix.html.

NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC's website: http://www.nsttac.org/ytw/home.

Read more: New Website Focuses on Work-Based Learning Resources

To ensure the quality of secondary transition planning and services, please remember that transition plans for students with disabilities must include the components outlined in the Indicator 13 Checklist.

Read more: Raising the Quality of Secondary Transition Planning and Services

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Special Education Contacts

For information and resources realted to special education contact:

Post-Secondary Transition UDL Consultant
Cherie Smith


Extended Standards PBIS Consultant
Tiffini Flugga


Alternate Assessment, Extended Standards, Special Education Lead Consultant
Caryn Timmerman


Early Learning and School Readiness Consultant
Michele Bambauer


Family and Community Engagement Consultant
Kim Moritz