Special Education

Secondary Transition: Additional Resources


  • Federation for Children with Special Needs
    The Federation provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.

  • Youth on the Move, The Youth on the Move website from the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston provides information, strategies, and resources to transition navigators-teachers, counselors, family members, and community providers-to guide youth on the move.


  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
    NCSET provides national resources, and information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. NCSET was funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 2000-2008.

  • National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
    NSTTAC disseminates information to (a) implement and scale up evidence-based practices leading to improved academic and functional achievement for students with disabilities; (b) implement policies, procedures, and practices to facilitate and increase participation of students with disabilities in programs and initiatives designed to ensure college- and career-readiness; and (c) achieve 100% compliance with IDEA, Part B Indicator 13. NSTTAC was a national technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 2012-2014.

  • National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
    NTACT is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

  • Transition Coalition
    The Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas provides information, support, and professional development on effective practices for practitioner implementation related to secondary transition for youth with disabilities.

  • Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma
    The Zarrow Center facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational, and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. This website features resources on student self-determination, transition assessment, and best educational and support practices.

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Last Updated: October 19, 2015

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