Collectively, we are making a difference in the lives of youth, young adults and families across the state!
All stakeholders working together to support successful transitions of PA youth with disabilities.
Committed to creating new learning opportunities and resources to improve practice!
Planning begins at age 14, or younger if determined appropriately by the IEP team, and continues through high school as academic instruction and community experiences help clarify and support students’ goals.
Preparing students to pursue their dreams of further education or training.
Preparing all students to be competitively employed or supported through the appropriate continuum of employment services.
Fostering skills for living independently in the community of their choice.
This series will overview the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) pertaining to the provision of secondary transition services for students with disabilities. Throughout the series, participants will be introduced to tools for collaboration between OVR, BSE, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), youth, and families.
Strong secondary transition plans start with effective transition practices within a school. By using the principles of Transition Discoveries, aligning efforts with the PA Career and Work Standards, and effectively collaborating with other transition stakeholders, educators are able to create ways for the transition team to develop and provide experiences to ensure that all young people with disabilities, families, and professionals are empowered to create a successful transition plan.
How to create an IEP aligned transition plan
The PA Community on Transition offers resources on a variety of topics, all focused on improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
Understanding & Disclosing Disability Tr...
Job Shadowing & Informational Interviewi...
Soft Skills & Executive Functioning Skil...
Self-Advocacy & Workplace Readiness Skil...
Youth Centered Work Based Learning Coach...
Decision Making Skills & Informed Choice...
Transition Discoveries Training & Empowe...
Individualizing Opportunities & Disabili...