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Other helpful resources for organizing

  • Moving From High School to Adulthood: Information and Documents Organization Tip Sheet
  • Special Education Record Keeping Folders
    Special education records contain important information for making educational decisions. This set of six folders helps parents organize school paperwork to help them make good decisions about their children’s education.
    1-10 copies, $10 each | 11-100 copies, $8 each | 101-500 copies, $7 each | PHP-a5
  • Children’s Mental Health Parent Folder
    A folder with information for parents on what records, reports, and e-mail communications from the school and mental health provider(s) to keep. A communication log is also provided. 2015.
    $2 each | MPC-6cmh

For youth to use

Chart Your Own Future: How Your Individualized Education Program (IEP) Can Help PHP-c113
Be Your Own Best Advocate PHP-c116
College or Training Programs: How to Decide (Tips for Youth) NPC-26
It's YOUR Future! Information for Eighth and Ninth Grade Students PHP-c236
It's YOUR Life! Information for Eighth and Ninth Grade Students PHP-c237
The ADA, Section 504 & Postsecondary Education NPC-42
Going to College: Tips for Students with Visual Impairments NPC-39
Your IEP Meeting: A Great Place to Practice Self-Advocacy Skills PHP-149a
Sample Self-Advocacy Plan PHP-149b
Visiting College and University Campuses PHP-c233
My IEP Owner’s Manual for Transition-Age Students PHP-a55
My Student Snapshot for Transition-Age Students PHP-a56

Share these resources with your parents

What Youth Need to Know if They Are Questioned by Police PHP-c171
Making the Move to High School: Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities NPC-24
Youth Tips for Parents: How to Talk to Your Teenager About His or Her Mental Health PHP-c216
Going to College: Tips for Parents of Students with Visual Impairments NPC-38
Tips for Transition Planning ALL-14
Transition: Charting a Course for the Future NPC-7

Share these resources with your teachers

Before Your Next Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting: Tips for Teachers of Transition-age Students PHP-c306a
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting Checklist for Teachers of Transition-age Students PHP-c306b

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.

For more information

Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families:
A Guide to Preparing Your Child with a Disability for Life Beyond High School

This guidebook helps families with easy-to-understand information about why transition planning is important, how it all starts with the transition assessment process, and the rules that schools follow during the transition process.  It also includes information about community partners who can support young people with disabilities when they become adults. Topics include healthcare and health maintenance, benefits planning, postsecondary education and accommodations, recreation, social resources, transportation, and housing.  2017.  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.