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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


The basics

Transition planning is centered on youth but guided by plans, policies, programs and roles. Learn the basics below to support your success.

  • Plans
    Transition services and supports start with planning, both at the system or interagency level and the youth level.

  • Policies
    Explore the state and federal policies that support your work with youth in transition.

  • Programs
    Transition programs provide education and related services that help students with disabilities plan for moving toward independent living, employment and postsecondary education or training.

  • Transition services
    Both vocational rehabilitation agencies and schools are required by law to provide certain transition services and supports to improve postschool outcomes for youth with disabilities.

  • Roles
    Many people can play a role in supporting youth with disabilities on their transition journey.

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