Organizations & Resources on Transition

The organizations and agencies in this section offer information about transition for students with disabilities. Visiting these websites and exploring their resources will yield valuable and useful information.

General Information on Transition

"The Transition Coalition provides online information, support, and professional development on topics focusing on the transition from school to adult life for youth."
Pacer Center
PACER’s NPCTE provides "high quality assistance and support to parents, youth, and professionals on transition topics." The Resource Library has a wealth of downloadable information on transition and employment for youth with disabilities.
Dedicated to improving postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities, 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."
NTACT assists state and local education agencies, and vocational rehabilitation professionals "in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

Postsecondary Education

"The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities," offering information "on educational disability support services, policies, procedures, adaptations, accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities."
The National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS) is the student affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. "NABS works to advance the equal opportunity and excellence in education for all blind and visually impaired high school, college and university students in the United States." The site includes their publication, The Student Advocate, an email discussion list, and resources.


U.S. Department of Labor
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides links to career exploration, including self-assessments and employment trends. It also includes sections on Education and Training, Resumes and Interviews, Salary and Benefits, Job Search, and People and Places.
This website matches job seekers with disabilities with employers in all types of work settings throughout the United States. It includes sections for those seeking jobs and for employers, as well as employment services, such as writing resumes and cover letters, career counseling, job placement, and job coaching.
"The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities." Created in late 2001, NCWD/Youth is composed of partners with expertise in disability, education, employment, and workforce development issues.

Independent Living

"The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living." They have extensive online publications available on the site.