Transition Through Middle And High School And Beyond

Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities is one of many disability resources from the US Department of Labor.

  • Website, Hiring People with Disabilities


Matrix of effective transition planning practices

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition has a matrix of effective transition planning practices. Parents and caregivers, as well as educators, can learn about what works well for transitioning students with special needs.

  • Website, Matrix of effective transition planning practices


Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities from the U.S. Department of Education covers transition planning, transition services, and post-high school education and employment options.

  • Guide, Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities


Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center

Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center, in Fishersville, VA offers vocational evaluation and training services.

  • Website, Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center


Center for Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities

Center for Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities is designed to research and spotlight the strategies and circumstances that produce optimal employment and career achievement for youth with disabilities in Virginia.

  • Website, Center for Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities


Center for Transition Innovations at VCU

Center for Transition Innovations at VCU is funded by the Virginia Department of Education and serves as a resource for educators and other stakeholders in the transition of youth with disabilities.

  • Website, Center for Transition Innovations at VCU


Securing a Future for Your Child with a Disability

Resource compiled by the Arc of Northern Virginia,  written for Northern Virginia but much is applicable in other areas of state.

  • Website, Securing a Future for Your Child with a Disability


Virginia’s I’m Determined project

Virginia’s I’m Determined project provides training modules and resources for teachers, parents and youth to promote self-determination of youth with disabilities.

  • Website, Virginia’s I’m Determined project


Person Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning is a Virginia resource to promote person-centered planning, training and other aspects of person-centeredness including self-direction. The Center for Person Centered Practices promotes ways for people to create and maintain positive change in their lives, organizations, and communities through the use of person centered skills and actions.

  • Website, Person Centered Planning


Virginia Department of Education’s Transfer of Rights for Students with Disabilities Upon Reaching Age of Majority in Virginia

Virginia Department of Education’s Transfer of Rights for Students with Disabilities Upon Reaching Age of Majority in Virginia, which includes information on educational power of attorney.

  • Guide, Virginia Department of Education’s Transfer of Rights for Students with Disabilities Upon Reaching Age of Majority in Virginia


Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services provides services to and for Virginians with disabilities including Employment Services, Community Based Services, Assistive Technology/Devices and Equipment, and Disability Determination.

  • Website, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services


Virginia Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU

The Virginia Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU links families to wide spectrum of professional services and community interests as it seeks to expand opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

  • Website, Virginia Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU


VDOE about the Applied Studies Diploma, other diplomas and certificates and Credit Accommodations

Information from VDOE about the Applied Studies Diploma and other diplomas and certificates.

Information from VDOE about Credit Accommodations offered to students with disabilities who are seeking a Standard Diploma.

  • Website, VDOE about the Applied Studies Diploma, other diplomas and certificates and Credit Accommodations

    Applied Studies Diploma

  • Website, VDOE about the Applied Studies Diploma, other diplomas and certificates and Credit Accommodations

    Other Diplomas and Certificates

  • Website, VDOE about the Applied Studies Diploma, other diplomas and certificates and Credit Accommodations

    Credit Accommodations


Secondary Transition from the Virginia Department of Education

A Fast Fact sheet on Secondary Transition from the Virginia Department of Education summarizes the requirements under IDEA.

  • Factsheet, Secondary Transition from the Virginia Department of Education