Secondary Transition
 


15 Effective Strategies for Reducing the Dropout Rate
This document provides Arizona models for each of the fifteen strategies and includes specific strategies to address at-risk students. 
Publisher: National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Arizona ECAP and the IEP
This document explains the Arizona ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) and includes a crosswalk of the IEP transition components and the ECAP attributes for students with disabilities.
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

Career Exploration in Action
This brief provides practical examples and resources used by promising and exemplary youth programs to engage youth in career exploration.
Publication Date: March 2012
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth 

Charting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities
This guide provides quick reference charts, tables, and tools with in-depth information based on Universal Design and includes the types and impact of learning disabilities, needed supports, and research-based interventions. 
Authors: Joe Timmons, Joan Wills, Jennifer Kemp, Rhonda Basha, and Marianne Mooney
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Institute for Educational Leadership, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for You 

Dropout and Graduation
This article explores the issues related to the high dropout rate among students with disabilities and provides ideas for improving their graduation rates.
Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Dropout Prevention
This guide provides strategies that include identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment.
Authors: Mark Dynarski, Linda Clarke, Brian Cobb, Jeremy Finn, Russell Rumberger, and Jay Smink
Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher: Institute of Education Sciences


Engaging Youth in Work Experiences
This brief provides practical examples and resources used by promising and exemplary youth programs engage youth in work experiences.
Publication Date: September 2011
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth 

IEP & Transition Planning
This article provides information on strategies to support student, family, and professional participation in developing a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and transition plan.
Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition


Indicator 13: Secondary Transition & IEP Requirements
This power point defines Indicator 13 and details the IEP required components.
Authors: Lorrie Sheehy, William McQueary, and Karen Johnson
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

Kick Start Your ILP
This toolkit aimed at high school students includes an explanation of individualized learning plans (ILPs), a year by year checklist of steps to follow, and tips to pull it all together.
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor


Learning How to Learn: Successful Transition Models for Educators Working with Youth with Learning Disabilities
The aim of this brief is to provide teachers with background knowledge and skills so that they can integrate evidence-based practices into the classroom to aid learning for students with disabilities.
Publication Date: February 2012
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
 

National Standards & Quality Indicators: Transition Toolkit for Systems Improvement
This document provides a framework to help schools identify what youth need in order to achieve successful participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement, meaningful employment, and adult life.
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition

Parent/Professional Collaboration
This article explores how teachers, families, and schools can collaborate to help families become and stay involved in helping their children succeed in school and make the transition to work or postsecondary education.
Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Practical Communication Services for High School Students With Severe Disabilities: Collaboration During the Transition to Adult Services
This article discusses how SLPs can actively lend their expertise so that functional communication programming for students with severe disabilities becomes embedded into the high school curriculum and transition planning.
Authors: Paul W. Cascella and Kevin M. McNamara
Publication Date: May 2004
Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Secondary Transition
This website offers information and technical assistance relating to secondary transition in Arizona schools.
Publisher: Exceptional Student Services, Arizona Department of Education

Secondary Transition: Helping Students with Disabilities Plan for Post-High School Settings
This module discusses IEP planning, engaging students in the process so as to become better advocates for their own needs, and the importance of outside agencies such as vocational rehabilitation.
Publisher: The IRIS Center

Tapping into the Power of Families: How Families of Youth with Disabilities Can Assist in Job Search and Retention
This InfoBrief explores the important role families and other caring adults play in the career planning, job search, and job retention of youth with disabilities.
Publication Date: April 2011
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

The State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Emerging Issues
This revised edition provides an overview of what learning disabilities are, the impact of disabilities during school-age years, and transition from school to postsecondary educational settings and the workplace.
Authors: Candace Cortiella and Sheldon H. Horowitz
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities


Transition Goals in the IEP
This article discusses the IDEA requirements of including transition-related goals and statements in the IEPs of students preparing for life after high school.
Publication Date: Updated August 2012
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
This guide provides high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.
Publication Date: March 2011
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Transition Planning
This article explains the IDEA requirements in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for transition-aged students.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Transition Planning Process
This flowchart demonstrates an overview of the transition planning process.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services


Transition Planning: Community Mapping as a Tool for Teachers and Students
This brief describes the research base for community mapping and provides an outline of the responsibilities, roles, and materials involved in the community mapping process.
Authors: Kate Tindle, Pam Leconte, LaVerne Buchanan, and Juliana M. Taymans
Publication Date: April 2005
Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Understanding the Role of Individual Learning Plans in Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities
This brief explains how schools can supplement the required IEP by using an optional Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to help youth successfully transition from high school to employment and postsecondary education.
Publication Date: March 2010
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth 

Using Universal Design for Learning: Successful Transition Models for Educators Working with Youth with Learning Disabilities
This brief provides teachers with background knowledge and skills so they can prepare students to transition from secondary to post-secondary and workplace settings.
Publication Date: February 2012
Publisher: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

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