Transition / Secondary Transition
Preparing Responsible Employable Persons (PREP)

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Additional Resources

Annie E. Casey Foundation

This organization serves children in foster care and children who are at risk for poor educational, economic, social, and health outcomes. It provides printed resources on a wide variety of topics, including information for Youth Transition/Youth Development.
JAN – Job Accommodation Network

This site offers free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN is working toward practical solutions that benefit both the employer and employee. This network helps people with disabilities enhance their employability and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA)

MCPA provides Work Based Learning (WBL) definitions and a link to WBL guide for Risk Management.
Michigan LearnPort

Free online classes regarding Transition . (Transition Planning Made Easier and Assessing for Transition)

Michigan Transition Services Association (MTSA)

MTSA is dedicated to providing support to their members who assist students and young adults with disabilities as they transition through school to achieve their post-school goals.

Social Security

has posted the 2014 version of the Red Book - A Guide to Work Incentives on their website.  You can find this at

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

This site furnishes resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

This site provides a wealth of resources from a variety of nationally-recognized sources. It includes Web pages with resources for parents, resources for students, resources for professionals, and transition and specific disabilities.
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)

NSTTAC provides support and information to states, local educational agencies, practitioners, researchers, parents, and students regarding effective transition education that can enhance post-school outcomes.
National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)

NYLN furnishes a national voice for young leaders with disabilities. The Web site includes a variety of resources, including a list of young leaders who speak on a variety of topics.
Saint Joseph County Intermediate School District (SJCISD)

SJCISD is a great resource for implementation of the Career Preparation process for students K-12. The process involves the use of Career Start (K-6) and Career Prep (7-12) Workbooks, job shadowing, career exploration, self-awareness and workplace know-how activities. (Found under General Education link)
Skills to Pay the Bills

"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. Website also reviews these skills in a video format.
On Behalf Of U.S. Department of Education Free publications on disability information from the Department of Education:  In recognition of the value and importance of providing access to information related to disabilities, the Department of Education has over the past several years produced a variety of free publications in the area of students with disabilities, employment and civil rights, which we hope will be of interest to you. These publications are currently available to order from the ED Pubs website or by calling toll free, 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ET)

ED005200B USDE: The IDEA: Provisions Related to Children w/Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Private Schools: March 2011

ED005196P Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators: March 2011

ED002493H Disability Employment 101 For Your Business

ED005114P How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights [September 2010]

ED005121B Student Placement in Elem & Second Schools & Section 504 of the Rehab Act & Title II of the ADA