Champions for Children with Disabilities
Transition Trek Board Game
An innovative and engaging board game that helps youth and young adults plan for life after high school. Players draw cards with questions related to careers, independent living, and self-determination. Six game pieces included. Order through PACER's Publication Order Form. Item ST-23. $15.
Top Secret Job Skills: Declassified
Top Secret Job Skills: Declassified is an animated, interactive CD for transition age teens, with and without disabilities, to learn the interpersonal skills that are needed to be successful in the interview and on the job. The CD features optional audio, with the main characters providing voice over of all the text. This is a great resource for teens and parents, as well as a teaching tool for educational settings. Order through PACER's Publication Order Form. Item ST-38. Free.
For more information
Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families:
A Guide to Preparing Your Child with a Disability for Life Beyond High School
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as adults. Topics include healthcare and health maintenance, benefits planning, postsecondary education and accommodations, recreation, social resources, transportation, and housing. 2013. Download only. One copy may be printed from downloaded booklet.
Minnesota Post Secondary Resource Guide
Helpful introduction to preparing for college or other post-secondary education.
Minnesota Department of Education: Special Education
The Minnesota Department of Education offers information and resources for all students including those in transition age (14 years and up).
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
VRS works with youth and young adults with disabilities to plan and prepare for work. VRS helps the youth to create an individualized plan for employment that is consumer-directed so that they can achieve goals for working and living in the community.