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PACER provides information, resources, and technical assistance to parents of young adults, 14 through 21, with disabilities and the professionals who work with them on transition related topics, such as; post secondary options, housing, employment, and recreation. Also see Transition Parent Briefs developed by PACER in collaboration with other national technical assistance centers.

Interactive CD

image of Top Secret Job Skills: Declassified publication 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. Watch a clip from the CD
$20 | Price per CD  | ST-38

Board Game

image of Transition Trek Game publication Transition Trek 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. 2010.
$15 | ST-23


What Is a WorkForce Center?
Do you or does someone you know have a disability and want to work? If so, you can learn how WorkForce Centers can help people develop skills, look for work, keep jobs, or build a career. 2001. An online version is also available.
star $3 | 10+ copies, $2 each  | VO-2


Sexuality and Me: I Am a Beautiful Person
Teens and young adults with disabilities discuss sexuality. 13 minutes. 1996. Closed-captioned.
$35 | Rental, $10  | VID-20


Housing: Where Will Our Children Live When They Grow Up?
Parents of youth with disabilities will find that this easy-to-use book answers many questions about future housing choices to make with their child. From housing options to funding to supports and services, there is a wealth of information. 2012.
star $8 | 10+ copies, $6 each  | PHP-a26

Mapping Dreams: The Transition to Adulthood
What parents can do to help plan for their child’s transition from high school to adult employment, postsecondary education or training, and independent living. Includes talking points to help plan with your child for his or her future and a resource list. 2012.
square star $8 | 10+ copies, $6 each  | ST-40

Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families: A Guide to Preparing Your Child with a Disability for Life Beyond High School
New! 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. One copy may be printed from downloaded booklet.
square star $9 | 10+ copies, $7 each  | ST-41

Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities
a booklet first published in 2004 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and PACER, has been revamped and expanded in an online format. This guide offers tips and information on organizing financial records, managing money, dealing with debt, preparing income taxes, saving for college, preparing youth for adult employment, and more. Each section includes links to additional resources. 2011
FREE | Online Only  | WEB-1

The Road to Work: An Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation
Discusses the issues related to the Rehabilitation Act, including elibigility criteria for vocational rehabilitation services, transition planning for high school students, the Individual Written Rehabilitation Program, appeals procedures, legislation and self-advocacy skills. Fourth Edition. 2009.
star $8 | 10+ copies, $6.50 each  | VO-1

ADA Related Articles | Free to Download

ADA Related Articles
Articles show how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects child care centers, recreation programs, schools, filing complaints, health care providers, post-secondary education and the Rehabilitation Act, employment discrimination, and transition. 1993-1997.
square star $5 for set | PHP-c51-01

ADA + FMLA = Job Protections for Parents
ADA and Transition
Back to School
Child Care Providers
Health Care Providers
How Can I Help My Son or Daughter Get That Job?
How to File a Complaint
Section 504 and Postsecondary Education
Summer Fun
The Rehabilitation Act and the ADA Connection

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Frequently Asked Questions PHP-c219
Be Your Own Best Advocate PHP-c116
Chart Your Own Future: How Your IEP Can Help PHP-c113
College or Training Programs: How to Decide PHP-c115
Communication with the Corrections System: What Should Parents Know? PHP-c150
Day Training and Supported Employment Programs: Information for parents of students with developmental disabilities PHP-c199
Drop Out Prevention and Students with Disabilities: The Role of Service Learning PHP-c167
Drop-Out Prevention: Parents Play a Key Role PHP-c114
Drop-out Prevention: Three Ways Parents Can Help Their Child with a Disability Stay in School PHP-c142
Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: Strategies for Parents of High School Students PHP-c140
Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: Strategies for Parents of Middle School Students PHP-c139
Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Mentors PHP-c168
Help Your Young Adult Learn About Accessing Accommodations After High School PHP-c165
How Can My Child Be Involved in the IEP Process? PHP-c77
How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Teen MPC-46
How You Can Help Your Child Learn to Be a Good Self Advocate PHP-c95
IEP: Involving the Student is Important for a Successful Plan PHP-c6
Let's Keep Our Kids in School PHP-c138
Manners Unleashed: Etiquette Regarding Service Dogs PHP-c164
Off to College: Tips for Parents of Students with Visual Impairments PHP-c166
Off to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments PHP-c170
PACER Center's Archived Webinars PHP-c192
Parent Tips for Transition Planning PHP-c197
Parent Tips for Transition Planning (See Translations for Hmong and Somali.) ALL-14
Placement in Alternative Educational Setting-IDEA 2004 Section 615 (K) PHP-c111
Preparation is key to gaining accommodations on ACT college entrance test PHP-c193
Preparing For The Transition To Middle/Senior High MPC-29
Safety: It Takes Planning and Educating, Too For Children and Young Adults with Disabilities PHP-c122
Sample Self-Advocacy Plan PHP-c149b
Start Now to Chart your Youth's Career Path after Graduation PHP-c162
Successful Transitions: Making the Move to High School PHP-c108
Ten Tips That May Help Ease Your Child's Transition to Adulthood PHP-c107
Thoughts for Professionals on Increasing Family Involvement in Planning, Developing and Monitoring Supported Employment. 1991. PHP-c13
Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority in Minnesota PHP-c63
Transition: Charting a Course into the Future PHP-c157
Trouble at School MPC-16
What Probation Officers Need to Know About School Discipline and Special Education When Students Have Academic and Behavioral Disorders PHP-c161
What Youth Need to Know if They Are Questioned by Police PHP-c171
Work-Based Learning for Students with Disabilities PHP-c123
You and Your Middle School-aged Child MPC-64
Your IEP Meeting: A Great Place to Practice Self-Advocacy Skills PHP-c149a

Transition Parent Briefs developed by PACER in collaboration with other national technical assistance centers.


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