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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 PHP-c115
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

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What Youth Need to Know if They Are Questioned by Police PHP-c171
Successful Transitions: Making the Move to High School PHP-c108
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 Into the Future PHP-c157
Making the Move to High School: Tips for Parents of Students With Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities NPC-24

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 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.

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.