Empower your students to plan for their futures and explore the exciting world of work with resources tailored to educators supporting students with developmental disabilities.
Early Transition Planning
Transition planning can start at any age or stage of life. Here you will find ways to help youth in grades K-5 plan for what a good life looks like.
It Starts with Families
Strategies to support the family unit must be a fundamental consideration across all agencies, at all levels of each agency, and in all aspects of planning. To do this, we must connect families to important information, research, and resources and support effective family engagement strategies.
Transitioning from school to work can be a confusing process for families, youth, and professionals. The transition toolkit is a series of resources that have been created to make this process easier.
The Journey: A Suite of Resources
Youth with complex and unique needs often require teams to have access to a variety of tools, resources, and people to plan and prepare for the future. This series includes brief webinars spotlighting transition planning tools and resources.
Community Life Guide
The Community Life Guide helps people learn how to live their best life by staying safe while working, living, and exploring their community.
The Ohio Department of Education provides decision-making materials, information, and tools that easily fit into classroom instruction at all grades levels.
Explore resources for teachers including lesson plans, handouts, various multimedia and career related enrichment activities to support curriculum.
Secondary Transition and Workforce Develpoment for Students with Disabilities
This guidance supports the efforts made by state, regional, and local agencies across Ohio to promote competitive integrated employment for all students, including those with the most significant disabilities.