Post Secondary Transition

According to The Virginia Intercommunity Transition Council, Post-Secondary Transition occurs when a student moves from school to post-school activities.

These activities may include:
    *  Postsecondary education
    *  Vocational education
        integrated employment (including supported employment)
    *  Continuing and adult education
    *  Adult services
    *  Independent living
    *  Community participation.

Commonwealth Autism Service Transition Helpbook --List of resources across Virginia.

U.S. Dept of Education's Transition Guide for Postsecondary Education and Employment -- (January 2017)

Accessibility and Employment -- how to get what you need

Autism Speaks Financial Planning Toolkit (May 2016)

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit --(Version 2.0 now available, October 2015)

Going To College --This web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

I'm Determined Project --Collaborative project between VDOE, T/TAC at James Madison University, Regional T/TACs.
Resource for information and training on self-determination.

JobTips --A free program designed to help individuals with communication, socialization, and learning differences explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find this site particularly helpful, as would individuals with learning differences, ADD, speech or language disorders, and other areas of exceptionality.  JobTIPSaddresses the social and communication differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.  JobTIPS is designed for direct use by individuals with ASD and other learning differences.  However, this program (including all of the printables, assessments, and videos) is also suitable for delivery by educators, family members, clinicians, mentors, and job coaches.

Higher Education for Students with Disabilities -- Information on your legal rights as a student, possible accommodations, financial aid information, and government resource links. 

Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities -- Offers career ideas based on interest areas and skills, financial aid information, and resources on transition. 

Graduate School for individuals with Disabilities -- Offers information on legal rights, accommodations, and financial aid information. 

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition --The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Think College --Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.

Technology Resources for individuals with disabilities who may be attending college

Vocational and Trade School Information

Transition to Adulthood Guides --Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Use this set of 4 guides as a reference and resource and to help frame a way to think about the issues related to adulthood.

Virginia Department of Education College Planning Resources

Virginia Department of Education Transition Services for Students

Virginia Department of Education - Transfer of Rights

Commonwealth Autism Service does not endorse any individual care provider. Information on this page is for reference purposes only and is not exhaustive.