Youth Focused - Publications and Downloads
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
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.
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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.