It is our goal to guide our students through a successful transition into adulthood. The following sites can help guide you and give you needed information.
Options After High School for Youth with Disabilities
Developed to help youth with disabilities, their families, and the professional who work with them plan for transition. An overview of adult service systems (e.g. Social Security Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation) is given. Employment options are also explored.
State Transition Resources
This page, for the National Center on Secondary and Transition, contains information on the transition resources available in that state, district or territory.
Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
This booklet has been developed for families to help you prepare with your teen for his/her adulthood.
Career Interest Inventories:
Career Interest Checklist
Career Interest Survey-Ed Online
Adolescent Autonomy Checklists
Use these checklists as an ongoing measurement of the independent skills your child achieves.
Casey Life Skills Assessments
Free online Life Skills assessments for ages 11-25.
Independent Living Skills Guide and Checklist
This web site is the result of a collaboration between the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
Employment Support Institute (ESI)
This institute helps people make better decisions about employment options and policies that affect people with disabilities.
JAN- The Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service,but an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act. (ADA)
A disability employment job board created to help the disabled seek employment. Users can post resumes and look for jobs.
Post Secondary Education:
The Western Iowa and Nebraska Association of Higher Education and
Disability. This e-mail will be able to connect you to sites connected with
schools in the previously mentioned areas.
Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students
From the American Educational Guidance Center- Almost all colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the ADA. The colleges and universities listed on this site go a step further…they offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.
Programs and Benefits:
Employment Support for People with Disabilities
Social Security Disability Program
An employment program for people with disabilities