This section includes materials, websites, and resources you can use to enhance your transition program or transition planning for individual students.
This page includes a list of commonly asked questions and DESE’s responses related to policies and practices in Missouri regarding transition planning, Form C of the IEP, transition assessment and other common issues.
Social Security Administration and Ticket to Work (TTW) Program Resources NEW!
- Ticket to Work program official site
- Work Incentive Seminars (WISE) sponsored by Seocial Security Administration
- Social Security Administration Red Book (everything teachers, parents, and students need to know about SSA)
- Social Security publications listing (includes material ordering information)
Government site to connect the disabilty community with information and opportunties
More than two million children receive federally funded special education services. For youth with disabilities, the transition to adulthood is often marked by challenges that can impede their education, employment, and ability to live independently. This study will help educators and policymakers identify and address the barriers to successful transition.
These tips were generated by educators, families, and practitioners from across the country.
This brochure was developed by the Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning for the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers serving Youth with Mental Health Needs
NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition. Their website provides numerous resources that teachers, families and students can use to enhance the transition process and programs.
The purpose of NSTTAC is to assist states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities. A few highlights of their website for practitioners include the Transition Assessment Guide and the Lesson Plan Library.
These resources were developed as entry level guidance ("101"), intended to synthesize the research, policy, and discussion on topics pertinent to secondary special educators. The topics are each related to secondary students with disabilities accessing and succeeding in the high school curriculum to be prepared for their adult lives.
These are "Just In Time" resources to links and materials for new administrators or school level staff in secondary transition, based on professional competencies from the Council for Exceptional Children and its Division on Career Development and Transition.
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center serving all disabilities. It is a valuable resource for parents in helping them understand the transition planning process.
The National Postschool Outcomes Center is working with Missouri to establish a data collection system to measure the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities, and to guide and improve transition services to this population based upon the post-school data.
The NDPC-SD is working with Missouri help build capacity to increase school completion rates for students with disabilities through knowledge synthesis, technical assistance, and dissemination of interventions and practices that work.
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning. This dedication has been operationalized in the collaborative work on Secondary Transition of 23 partner organization representatives, two technical assistance providers, and a number of state and local organizations and agencies. Members of this Secondary Transition collaborative work group represent a range of roles at all levels of the education system as well as coming from geographic locations from across the United States. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), these partners form a community with the potential to transform the way we work. This site includes goals, guides, fact sheets, presentations, and more.