ComplianceResources 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).
This section provides resources that assist state, regional and local educational agencies meet compliance standards related to implementing IDEA mandates for secondary transition for youth with disabilities.
Transition Planning: The Basics
Information on compliance with IDEA and Indicator 13 of the State Performance Plan (SPP): SPP - 2011 (DOC; 2MB; Posted 02-Jan-2013) are referenced on pages 4-10 of the guide.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
NTACT's purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor.
Providing online information, support, and professional development on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Resources include self-paced tutorials, links to transition resources and collaborative models of successful transition systems.
Competitive Integrated Employment Blueprint
The California Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint is the combined effort of the CDE, DOR and DDS in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including Disability Rights California (DRC) with leadership provided by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA). The purpose of the Blueprint is to increase opportunities for Californians with ID/DD to prepare for and participate in CIE.
Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit
The CIE toolkit was developed to facilitate the collaboration necessary to implement secondary transition services across agencies at the state, community and student levels and increase the use of evidence based practices.
National Governors Association
Download Report: A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities A Blueprint for Governors.
The goals of the initiative: Educating both private-sector and public-sector employers about accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace and the benefits of doing so; supporting state governments in joining with business partners to develop blueprints to promote the hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities in integrated employment in both the public and private sectors; and establishing public–private partnerships to build out those blueprints and increase employment of individuals with disabilities.