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Items marked are FREE to Minnesota parents of children and young adults with disabilities.
items are free to young adults, high school or older, with disabilities and their families.
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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. Updated 2017.
$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. Updated 2016.
$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.
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.
$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.
$5 for set | PHP-c51-01
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
The Bridge to Work: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
This training provides answers to common questions PACER receives from parents and advocates related to Social Security Benefits for individuals with disabilities in a way that is understandable to someone unfamiliar with the system. It also highlights federal and state training programs and Social Security Work Incentives that can help transition-age youth reach their educational and work goals while receiving SSI benefits. The curriculum can be used by organizations or individuals offering workshops or trainings to parents of youth with disabilities in middle school or high school. Download only.
Online Only | NPC-BW
Handouts Free to Download | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each
Transition Parent Briefs
PACER has partnered with a number of national technical assistance centers to develop content designed to inform youth and families about a range of transition topics, such as postsecondary education, mental health, career development, soft skills, disclosure, diploma options, transition planning and more. View the full list of these collaborative products.
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
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