suggested transition websites by pWh1aG

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									Websites Recommended at the Transition Advisory Committee

Post-secondary Education
  • www.govbenefits.gov
        – Information provided to students and teachers on college loans and
            classroom resources
  • http://studentaid.ed.gov
        – Information on preparation and funding for college
  • http://www.careerclusters.org
        – Information on career clusters, pathways, and careers
  • www.thea.nesinc.com
        – Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) National Evaluation
            Systems, inc.
        – Information and pre-test for THEA
  • www.mapping-your-future.org
        – Career and college planning information
  • www.thea.nesinc.com
        – Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) National Evaluation
            Systems, inc.
        – Provides information and pre-test for THEA
  • www.CollegeForTexans.com
        – Information on applying for, preparing for, colleges and technical
            schools in Texas
  • www.Collegeboard.com
        • College and Career Planning Website
        • www.myroad.com
        • Free personality assessment and matching careers
        • Information on colleges, majors, interviews with people in various
            fields
  • http://edpubs.ed.gov/Product_Detail.aspx
        • Ed Pubs
        • Books, posters, and other types of free publications
        • “Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary
            Education: A Guide for High School Educators”
  • www.postitt.org
        • Post-ITT
        • Collection of resources and activities to help students, parents, and
            educators plan for transition from secondary to postsecondary
            schools
   www.thinkcollege.net
        • Searchable database of postsecondary education programs that
            support youth with intellectual disabilities, designed to allow
            individuals to submit information about additional postsecondary
            education programs.
        • Discussion board designed by students -- for students who are
            interested in sharing college experiences.

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          •   "Choice for Everyone" Listserv, hosted by the Institute for
              Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
              Membership includes family members and a wide range of
              professionals.
          •   Resource section that contains web-based resources with links to
              other sites and a bibliography listing related publications.
              Individuals will be able to submit suggestions for additional links
              and publications.
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Career information and Assessments
    • www.emstac.org/resources/extras.htm Early Career Awareness and
      Development for Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Middle
      Schools: An Overview of Early Career and Transition Programs
      http://www.emstac.org/resources/transition.pdf
     www.estr.net Enderle-Severenson Transition Rating Scale
          o Provides information on research-based, age-appropriate transition
              assessments for students with mild to moderate disabilities
     www.careervoyages.gov
          – Provides many free resources for the student including
              parent/student action plans, online career advisors, career videos
              and more.
          – Lists education required to enter various fields, as well as statistics,
              salaries
          – Site maintained by US Department of Labor and the US
              Department of Education
    • http://www.careerclusters.org
          – Information on career clusters, pathways, and careers
    • www.ncset.org/
          – National Center for Secondary Education and Transition
          – Provides general information on transition, work-based learning,
              self determination, parent participation and other valuable topics
          – Information is free, provided in article and manual format
    • www.achievetexas.org
          – AchieveTexas,
          – Sponsored by TEA
          – CTE initiative
          – Prepares students for post-secondary education, careers,
              citizenship
          – Incorporates Career Clusters
•   www.myfuture.com
      • My Future (interest inventory)
•   www.careerclusters.org
      • Career Clusters (interest inventory)
    • www.tslp.org
          – Quickbook of Transition Assessments

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                 • Free 175-page book
                 • General information on transition assessments
                 • Sample assessments
•   www.cdr.state.tx.us/
      • Information and free assessments
      • OSCAR career interest inventory
      • Reality Check- students compare their life goals with the money it
          takes to reach them
          – Texas Industry profiles
•   www.jobdiagnosis.com
      • Career Key
      • Free Career Test.
      • Assess interests, skills, abilities and competencies to see what career
          path to follow
•    www.ncwd-youth.info
      • Career Planning Begins with Assessment
      • Free manual containing information on transition assessments
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Legal Information
    • www.esc18.net
        – Specific information and legal citations on IDEA 2004 requirements
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    • www.wrightslaw.com
           Legal information on transition and other areas

Self-Determination
•   www.fvkasa.org
        o Kids as Self Advocates
•   www.beachcenter.org/Books/ FullPublications/PDF/TheArcs
    SelfDeterminationScale.pdf
      • ARC Self-Determination Scale
•   www.ou.edu/zarrow/sdetermination.html
    • Air self-determination scale


Transition Information
     www.ncld.org National Center for Learning Disabilities
        o Provides transition information for students with learning disabilities
    • www.youthhood.org
        – Located on NSTTAC website
        – Provides students with information on transition planning
    • www.transitioncoalition.org
        – University of Kansas Transition website
        – Free publications and information on best practices


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    • www.seattleu.edu/ccts/docs/Transition%20101%20Training%20Packet.pdf
      Transition training packet that is a step-by step guide to transition planning.-
      Transition and the IEP
    • http://www.heath.gwu.edu/files/active/1/Toolkit.pdf - Down load a manual
      titled Guidance and Career Counselors’ Toolkit Advising High School
      Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary Options

Student-led ARDS
    • www.studentledieps.org/
      •    Information for parents, students, teachers on self-
            determination and student-led ARD/IEP meetings
    • www.ou.edu/zarrow/pilot
        – Jim Martin- Oklahoma University Website
        – Free lesson plans and information on student-led transition
           planning

Miscellaneous
• www.casey.org
    • Ansell/Casey Life Skills
    • Free on-line assessment of life skills
• www.tavac.org
    – VAC information
• www.nsttac.org
    – Website created to assist states and districts on compliance with
        Indicator 13
    – Contains manuals and other documents
    – www.nsttac.org/transitionstates/map.aspx
               • Click on any state and learn about their transition practices
• www.txddc.state.tx.us
    • Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities-free videos, and
        materials
• www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/pcp/
    Entire self-directed course on person-centered planning
• www.uncc.edu/sdsp/sd lesson plans.asp
    • Self-Determination Lesson Plan Starters
    • Free lesson plans in self-determination
• www.nichcy.org
        • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
               • Free transition manuals on transition and many other topics
                       • Transition 101
                       • Transition for Parents
                       • Transition for Students
                       • Transition for Professionals
                       • Transition for Specific Disabilities



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