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Secondary Transition Planning

Resources and guidelines to assist youth with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life, including education and training, employment and independent living.
This Web page offers resources and guidelines for assisting educators, parents, and agency partners to improve compliance with state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to transition age youth and improve post-high school outcomes. These resources supplement the California Transition Alliance’s document, Transition Planning: The Basics. Resources are organized into five categories: Employment, Education and Training, Independent Living, Compliance, and the Guideposts for Success document.

Transition Planning: The Basics External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 54MB)

Employment
Resources and guidelines for educators, parents and agencies that will assist transition age youth identify and move toward their postsecondary goals in the area of employment.

Education and Training
Resources and guidelines for educators, parents and agencies that will assist transition age youth identify and move toward their postsecondary goals in education and/or training.

Independent Living
Resources and guidelines for educators, parents and agencies that will assist transition age youth identify and move toward their postsecondary goals in independent living.

Compliance
Resources and guidelines for educators, parents and agencies that will assist transition age youth develop transition plans that comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Guideposts for Success
A document developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) that identifies key educational and career development interventions.

Employment First Policy
Resources and guidelines for educators, parents, and agencies that will assist transition age youth develop postsecondary goals that lead to competitive, integrated employment (CIE).

Questions:   Programs and Partnerships Unit | 916-327-0878
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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