Special Education staff working with high school students should become familiar with many of the resources that are available to support their students and families as they transition to adult life.
Employment Development Department- A step-by-step guide to finding a good job in a career that's right for you. Students can plan for a career, create a resume, search for jobs online, etc.
Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics- Another website from the United States Department of Labor allows students to explore careers based on their interests in areas such as music, the arts, science, P.E., the outdoors, social studies, reading and math.
I Want to Work...I know I can - English Spanish
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability- NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
National Youth Employment Coalition- A resource that links to everything from employment and training, education and financial aid, career exploration and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook- A nationally recognized source of career information compiled by the United States Department of Labor.
Students with Disabilities - Work-Based Learning
Path to Summer Youth Employment- a new online resource that offers California’s youth the latest tips, tools and resources that will help guide them toward a summer job.
Ventura County Workforce Resource Guide
Work-Based Learning for Special Education Students
Apprenticeship Training Resources
"Big Future" by the College Board
California Adult Education Provider Directory
California State University (CSU) Mentor - On-line resource for education at California State Universities
California Vocational Schools and Adult Education
College Prep 101
Going to College...or Thinking About It?
National Center for Education Statistics: Find the right college for you
Think College - for people with Intellectual Disabilities
IEP Exit Summaries- to be completed before student exits pucblic school:
Exit Summary Page 1
Exit Summary Page 2
Exit Summary Page 3 (Adult Agency Contact List)
IEP Meeting Notice for Students- an optional form used to invite the student to the IEP meeting.
Student Input for the Transition Portion of the IEP Worksheet
Transition Checklist for Teachers
Transition Checklist for Student/Parents
Transition Resources for Diploma Bound Students with Autism A Transition Guide - US Department of Education