This is a site for teachers that work with students with disabilities at the secondary level. This site is broken down into categories to help you with the transition aspect of the IEP. The categories are as follows: Employment/Training, For Students - Career Exploration and Profiles, Independent Living, Learning Styles & Trainings, Level 1 Assessments, Self-Determination, and Transition Resources. All of the resources included in this site are free!

TRANSITION RESOURCES:


1.) Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES-VR)
This website takes you directly to the ACCES-VR website, where you can find information about vocational rehabilitation and the referral process.


2,) Guide to Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) …
Created by the New York State Special Education Department to help answer questions regarding the New IEP. Great resource! Gives examples!!


3.) Indicator 13 Checklist
Use this tool developed by New York State Special Education Department to make sure that the IEP is going to meet compliance. This tool is used in self-reviews!


4.) National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
Site for NSTTAC, which provides examples, documents, and answers for transition related topics.   


5.) TransitionSource
TransitionSource was designed to support educational programs and agencies across New York State, to advance the post-school outcomes of secondary students with disabilities.


 


EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING RESOURCES:


1.)  Career Cluster Student Interest Survey
Identified top three Career Clusters of interested based on student responses. Takes about 15 minutes to complete and can be used in the classroom or for career exploration.  The survey can be pritned out. It is not electric. Used only for educational purposes. 


2.)  CareerOneStop - Skills Profile
Online:  Identify interests, explore careers.  Using this site, students can develop a skills profile, identify accomplishments, understand time management, and create career goals. 


3.)  Career Plan
From New York State's Education Department, career plans by grade level.  Print forms to be filled out by student. 


4.)  Career Planning Begins with Assessment
A document created by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, explaining why assessments are important and giving sample assessments for transition information. 


5.)  Career Quiz
Online career quiz from careerpath.com. Results are calculated online. 


6.)  Details about Specific Jobs
Tool for career exploration and job analysis.


7.) Independent Living - Life Skills Plan
Form used for tracking vocational and independent living goals. 


8.)  NY Career Zone
**Online, assessment, job information, student portfolio.  The place to explore career related to strengths, skills, and talents.**


9.)  Vocational Assessment
Document explaining the importance of vocational assessments, gives sample assessments to use, and then how to use the data for a transition portfolio. 


 


FOR STUDENTS:   CAREER EXPLORATION & CAREER PROFILES:


1.)  Drive of Your Life
**An interactive career tool for middle school and high school students. Students obtain a licence, fill out a career profile, and explore various different career options. The students take the drive of their life!**


2.) NY Career Zone


**An interactive website where students build their future and explore different career options.**


 


3.) My Next Move*A fun website where students get to control their futures!*


 


 


INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCES:


1.)  Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessments
Easy to use tool to help young people prepare for adulthood.  The life skills assessments provide instant feedback. Customized learning plans provide a clear outline of next steps, and the accompanying teaching resources are available for free or at a minimal cost.  Can be taken online or printed!


2.)  Life Skills Inventory
An assessment tool used to determine strengths and weaknesses in various life skills areas. Printable version. Asseses 15 Life Skills Categories for Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Exceptional Skill Levels. 


3.)  Independent Living - Life Skills Plan
Printable tool used to help develop a plan for individual living needs.


 


LEARNING STYLES & TRAINING INVENTORIES:


1.)C.I.T.E Learning Styles
Identifies student assessed learning styles and offers teaching strategies. 


2.) Effective College Planning Student Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment included in the student guide for Effective College Planning. 


3.) Learning Style Inventory
Learning style inventory taken by a parent or educator to determine a student's learning style.


4.) Learning Styles Inventory
Two learning style assessments taken by a STUDENT to determine learning style, as well as to develop strategies to help the student. 


5.) Learning Style Survey for College
Online self-assessment with immediate online scoring with suggestions for learning strategies based on learning style. Taken by student.


6.) Post Secondary Readiness Rubric
Completed by student, teacher, counselor, and parents. This is a tool used to assist in determining how the student performs some of the critical skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary setting. 


7.) Quick Book of Transition Assessments
**Reproducible informal assessments for transition.**


8.) Student Transition Assessment
Printable informal student interview survey to be completed by teacher and student together. 


 


LEVEL 1 ASSESSMENTS:


1.) Level 1 Assessment - Parent Interview
Interview sent home to be completed by a parent regarding his/her child's career profile. 


2.) Level 1 Assessment - Student Interview
Printable form to be completed by the student for a career assessment, learner profile. 


3.) Level 1 Assessment - Teacher Form
Printable form to be complete by the teacher regarding a student's career and learning profile. 


4.) Level 1 Vocational Assessment Guide
A site to help with the Level 1's and gives a few additional forms. 


 


SELF-DETERMINATION RESOURCES:


1.) AIR Self-Determination Assessment
The AIR measures two broad self-determination components.  Capacity refers to the student's knowledge, abilities, and perceptions that enable them to be self-determined.  Opportunity refers to the student's chances to use their knowledge and abilities. 


2.) ARC Self-Determination Assessment
ARC Scale yields a total self-determination score and 4 sub-scores:  Autonomy, Self-Regulation, Psychological Empowerment, and Self-Realization.


3.) Field Hoffman Self-Determination Assessment Battery
Assess knowledge, behavior, and affective components of self-determination.  Focuses on and delineates those variables related to self-determination tht are within the individual's control and are potential targets for instructional intervention. 


4.) Personal Preference Indicators
These two tools provide self-advocates, families, professionals, and academic and community colleagues a means to develop plans that match the needs, strengths, and preferences of students and adults with developmental disabilities. 






Created by:
Erica Gregory
Transition Specialist
Mid-State RSE-TASC