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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.


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
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.
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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 eligibility 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

See Also:
Info Briefs

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

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


Getting and Keeping the First Job: Trainer’s Manual and PowerPoint Presentation
The goal of this training is to help families, caregivers, and professionals understand the realities of today’s work world so they can help youth with disabilities earn competitive employment. Participants will learn the importance of disability self-awareness, how families can help youth with career planning, and strategies to navigate resumes, job interviews, and job accommodations. Download only.

Online Only | NPC-41

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

Accommodations Categories Chart PHP-c126
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Frequently Asked Questions PHP-c219
Be Your Own Best Advocate PHP-c116
Building a Resume: Tips for Youth with Disabilities NPC-23
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities NPC-3
Chart Your Own Future: How Your Individualized Education Program (IEP) Can Help NPC-43
Chart Your Own Future: How Your Individualized Education Program (IEP) Can Help PHP-c113
College or Training Programs: How to Decide NPC-26
Communication with the Corrections System: What Should Parents Know? PHP-c150
Community Resources and Partners - Who is Able to Help? NPC-6
Cyberbullying: What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Children BP-23
Day Training and Supported Employment Programs: Information for Parents - Questionnaire Worksheet NPC-46b
Day Training and Supported Employment Programs: Information for parents of students with developmental disabilities PHP-c199
Documents to Keep for Youth Transitioning to Adult Life NPC-33
Drop Out Prevention and Students with Disabilities: The Role of Service Learning PHP-c167
Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: Strategies for Parents of High School Students NPC-32
Dropout Prevention and Youth with Disabilities: Strategies for Parents of Middle School Students PHP-c139
Dropout Prevention: Parents Play a Key Role NPC-29
Dropout Prevention: Three Ways Parents Can Help Their Youth with a Disability Stay in School NPC-31
Going to College: Tips for Parents of Students with Visual Impairments NPC-38
Going to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments NPC-39
Help your Young Adult Learn about Accessing Accommodations after High School NPC-18
High Expectations: A Most Valuable Tool NPC-20
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
How You Can Help Your Child Learn to Be a Good Self-Advocate NPC-5
IEP: Involving the Student is Important for a Successful Plan PHP-c6
Let's Keep Our Kids in School PHP-c138
Making the Move to High School: Tips for Parents of Students With Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities NPC-24
Manners Unleashed: Etiquette Regarding Service Dogs PHP-c164
Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident — Using a Template Letter NPC-1
Off to College: Tips for Parents of Students with Visual Impairments PHP-c166
Off to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments PHP-c170
Opportunities for Work While Receiving Social Security Benefits: Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work Program NPC-45
Parent Tips for Transition Planning NPC-34
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
Planning for Success in Postsecondary Education Takes Time and Organization NPC-36
Preparation is Key to Gaining Accommodations on ACT College Entrance Test NPC-4
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
Safety: It Takes Planning and Education NPC-44
Sample Self-Advocacy Plan NPC-28b
Set an Employment Destination and Map a Course to Get There NPC-13
Start Now to Chart your Youth's Career Path after Graduation NPC-17
Talk to Your Child About Employment: A Checklist for Parents NPC-16
Talk to Your Youth About Independent Living: A Checklist for Parents NPC-35
Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood NPC-40
The ADA, Section 504 & Postsecondary Education NPC-42
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Bullying NPC-2
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Appeals Process NPC-27
The Supplemental Security Income Application Process NPC-25
The Transition to Employment: What Parents Can Do Now NPC-12
Thoughts for Professionals on Increasing Family Involvement in Planning, Developing and Monitoring Supported Employment. 1991. PHP-c13
Tips to Maximize the Parent Role in Transition NPC-11
Tips When Considering Housing and Services PHP-c224
Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority in Minnesota PHP-c63
Transition to Adulthood: Where Do We Start NPC-22
Transition to Adulthood: Who Plans and Why NPC-21
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: What Parents Can Do Now NPC-15
Transition: Charting a Course for the Future NPC-7
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 Child with a Disability Can Take Part in Extracurricular Activities (See translations for Spanish) ALL-70
Your IEP Meeting: A Great Place to Practice Self-Advocacy Skills NPC-28a

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
FREE | 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


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