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How are Disabled Individual's

protected or what services are


they offered after Transition
Programs end across the 50
States?
Transition Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
In May of 2017 the U.S. Department of Education
released a transition guide of services for parents and
teachers. Within the 65 paged document they discussed
the basic requirement for a student with a disability
receiving in school transition services and post school
services. A requirement that nationwide states must
abide by on a general level.

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/transition
/products/postsecondary-transition-guide-may-2017.pdf
What must be done in order for a student to
receive post school services?
“As noted earlier, if a student or youth with a
In order for a child to receive post school disability needs individualized VR services, the
services that have been individualized for them student or youth must apply and be determined
and approved they must apply for VR services eligible for such services and have an approved
IPE in place to receive those services.
as soon as possible in the IEP process. Between
Individualized VR services are any services
the ages of 14 and 16 school districts will begin described in the IPE necessary to assist an
planning transition services. It is recommended individual with a disability in preparing for,
that they start applying early on for such securing, advancing in, retaining, or regaining
services. an employment outcome that is consistent with
the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns,
abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed
choice of the individual.”
The Department of Education Guide Book
What does it cost for me as a parent?

Under IDEA, services are provided at no cost to


the student or his or her family. Under the
Rehabilitation Act, VR-eligible individuals may be
required to provide financial support towards VR
services, such as training and postsecondary
education, as outlined in their approved IPE.
Alabama

http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/indivi
duals-and-families/vocational-rehabili
tation-service-general/transition-servi
ce
Alaska

These services must be based on individual needs, taking into account the student’s preferences and interests.68 If
appropriate and with parental consent, a student of transition age should be included in the IEP meeting to help the
team understand the student’s preferences and interests. A child should not be placed in a vocational program solely
because that is the vocational program the school district has available. Transition services can include: ❑ A
functional vocational evaluation, interest survey, and vocational aptitude test; ❑ Instruction, including post-secondary
education, vocational training or adult education; ❑ Work experiences, including integrated employment or supported
employment; and ❑ Community experiences such as daily living skills, independent living skills and community
participation.

http://www.dlcak.org/files/pdf/Publications/SpEdLaw.pdf
Arizona

http://www.azed.gov/specialed
ucation/transition/

https://des.az.gov/services/dis
abilities/developmental-child-an
d-adult/welcome-developmental
-disabilities
Arkansas

Links to State Resources:


http://www.arkansastransition.com/

http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-s
ervices/special-education/technical-assistance-
providers/arkansas-transition-services
California

http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/
pubs/556701.pdf

http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/st/

http://www.dor.ca.gov/Vocational
-Rehabilitation.html
Colorado

https://www.cde.state.co.us/c
desped/tk_tab02_planning

https://www.colorado.gov/paci
fic/dvr
Connecticut

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.
asp?a=2626&q=322676

http://www.ct.gov/brs/site/default.as
p

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/P
DF/DEPS/Special/Directory_Trans_Ser
vice_Providers.pdf
Delaware

https://www.d
oe.k12.de.us/
Page/2342

http://dhss.de
laware.gov/dh
ss/ddds/
Florida

http://www.f
ldoe.org/aca
demics/exce
ptional-stude
nt-edu/secon
dary-transitio
n.stml
Georgia

http://www.gadoe.o
rg/Curriculum-Instru
ction-and-Assessme
nt/Special-Educatio
n-Services/Pages/Tr
ansition-.aspx
Hawaii

http://spinhawaii.org/education-parent-guide/planning-for-transitions/

http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vocationalrehab/

http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/overview/
Idaho

https://vr.idaho.gov/
Illinois

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ch8-
secondary_transition.pdf

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Special-E
ducation-Indicator-13.aspx
Indiana

https://instrc.indian
a.edu/transition-res
ources/state-nation
al_links/index.html
Iowa

https://www.educateiowa.gov
/pk-12/special-education/spec
ial-education-programs-service
s/secondary-transition

http://transitioniowa.org/
Kansas

https://www.drckansa
s.org/about-us/news/5
-transition-tips-for-stud
ents-with-disabilities

http://buildingalife.ku.e
du/education/transitio
n-planning
Kentucky

http://education.ky.gov/specialed/exc
ep/transition/Pages/Transition-Resou
rces.aspx

http://kcc.ky.gov/Vocational-Rehabilit
ation/programservices/Pages/Transiti
on-Services-for-Students.aspx
Louisiana

http://transition.doe.louisi
ana.gov/SitePages/Paren
ts.aspx

https://www.autismspeak
s.org/sites/default/files/i
mages/louisiana.pdf
Maine

http://mdod.maryland
.gov/education/Pages
/Transitioning-Youth.
aspx

https://www.autisms
peaks.org/sites/defau
lt/files/docs/marylan
d.pdf
Maryland

http://mdod.maryland.gov/education/Pages/Transitioning-Youth.aspx
Massachusetts

http://www.doe.mass.e
du/sped/links/transitio
n.html

http://fcsn.org/transiti
on_guide/english.pdf
Michigan

https://www.mitransition.org/laws-an
d-regulations
Minnesota

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/cte/prog/trans/

https://mn.gov/mnddc/resources/factsheets/Transition_Planning.pdf
Mississippi

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OSE/STS
/secondary-transition-model/family-e
ngagement

http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/Overview/P
ages/default.aspx
Missouri

https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-re
habilitation-services/vocational-rehabi
litation/transition-services

http://disability.mo.gov/MITT.htm
Montana

http://dphhs.mt.gov/detd/youthtra
nsitions/usefullinks

http://www.pluk.org/Pubs/PLUK_T
ransition_High_School_04_2008.pd
f
Nebraska

http://transition.ne.gov/
Nevada

http://www.doe.nv.gov/Office_of_Spe
cial_Education/

http://detr.state.nv.us/Rehab%20Page
s/transitionservices.htm
New Hampshire
http://nextsteps-nh.org/transition-
iep-requirements/transition-servic
es/

https://www.education.nh.gov/ca
reer/vocational/school_trans.htm

https://www.education.nh.gov/ins
truction/special_ed/sec_trans.ht
m
New Jersey

http://www.nj.gov/education/speciale
d/transition/

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices
/cbvi/services/vocation/highschool/
New Mexico

http://www.dvr.state.nm.u
s/

https://nmhealth.org/abou
t/ddsd/
New York

http://www.acces.nys
ed.gov/vr/transition-an
d-youth-services

http://www.acces.nys
ed.gov/vr/vocational-r
ehabilitation-services
North Carolina

https://www.ncdhhs.g
ov/divisions/dvrs

https://nccdd.org/welc
ome/a-z-resources-list/
category/transition.ht
ml
North Dakota

https://www.nd.gov/
dpi/students-parents
/SpecialEducation/S
econdaryTransition/

http://www.nd.gov/d
hs/dvr/
Ohio

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Federal-and-State-Require
ments/Secondary-Transition-Planning-for-Students-with-Di
Oklahoma

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/second
ary-transition

http://oklahomaparentscenter.
org/youth/transition-school-to-
work/
Oregon

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-fa
mily/SpecialEducation/SecondaryTransition/
Pages/Secondary-Transition-for-Students-wit
h-Disabilities.aspx

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-fa
mily/SpecialEducation/SecondaryTransition/
Pages/Transition-Resources.aspx
Pennyslvania

http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational%20Initiatives/Secondary%20Tran
sition

*Not super clear


Rhode Island

http://www.ors.state.ri.us/Transi
tion.html

http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsF
amilies/SpecialEducation/Secon
daryTransition.aspx

http://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/
Uploads/Documents/2016%20R
TC%20Brochure.pdf
South Carolina

http://ed.sc.gov/distri
cts-schools/special-e
ducation-services/pro
grams-and-initiatives-
p-i/post-secondary-tr
ansition/

http://www.able-sc.org/
South Dakota

http://doe.sd.gov/oess/spe
d-transition.aspx

http://www.sdparent.org/we
b/index.php?siteid=2825&pa
geid=22690

● Not super clear


Tennessee

https://www.tn.g
ov/education/arti
cle/special-educa
tion-secondary-tr
ansition

http://transitiontn
.org/
Texas
http://tea.texas.gov/ind
ex2.aspx?id=214749688
3

http://www.tcdd.texas.g
ov/resources/what-is-de
velopmental-disability/

http://www.transitionint
exas.org/
Utah

http://www.workabilityu
tah.org/youth/toolkit/to
olkit.php

http://www.ldau.org/ad
ults-learning-disability-re
sources/transition-servi
ces-from-the-utah-state-
office-of-rehabilitation/
Vermont

http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Post-Sec
ondary-Transition-2.21.13.pdf

http://education.vermont.gov/student-support/special-education/family-resour
ces
Virginia

http://www.doe
.virginia.gov/sp
ecial_ed/transit
ion_svcs/
Washington

http://www.k12.wa.us/Speci
alEd/Families/Transition.asp
x

https://www.seattleu.edu/cc
ts/transition-services/

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/d
da
West Virginia

http://wvde.state.wv.us/osp/instr
uctionalsupport.html
Wisconsin

https://dpi.wi.gov
/sped/topics/tran
sition

https://dwd.wisc
onsin.gov/dvr/tra
n.htm
Wyoming

http://wyominginstructionalnetwork.com/resources/transition/