Transition Resources

Transition Resources

The National Down Syndrome Society Scholarship Opportunity –  The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs.

For any questions or concerns regarding the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund, please either send an email to or call 1-800-221-4602.

Office of Learning Resources (University of Dayton):  Being aware of the differences in K-12 and college environments as well as the college level expectations can help better prepare you for a successful transition. This website provides several things that you should consider as a student with a disability.

HEATH Resource Center – a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) – NCSET offers technical assistance and disseminates information about transition options for youth with disabilities.

PACER Center – PACER Center is a parent network that fosters educational opportunities and enriched quality of life for youth and young adults with disabilities.

US Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – OCR seeks to ensure equal access to education through enforcement of civil rights.

DO-IT Center –  DO-IT offers a variety of resources and information to students with disabilities pursuing postsecondary options and educators.

AHEAD – AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. – The federal government’s one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others.

Resource Guide for People with Disabilities”, developed and distributed by Center for Disabilities, 1-800-658-3080 for free copy.

PepNet – Our goal is to improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.

Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs – Transition Toolkit for Parents and Students

Career and College Planning Resources – This page provides links for students and guidance counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning.  Additional career exploration resources for younger students are found on the Career Guides page. For a more complete list of career and technical education resources in each state visit the State Career and Technical Education Resources page.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) – OCALI serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.

PEATC’s IEP Checklist iPhone app –  The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is pleased to announce Version 2 of the IEP Checklist iPhone app. The IEP is an Individualized Education Program designed to support the educational needs of school aged students with disabilities. The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access. Version 2 has active links to the relevant language in the federal regulations; allows users to record the IEP meeting or record notes; and has the capacity to print out notes and click on a checklist as requested items are discussed.  The IEP app is offered free of charge.

Doing Your Homework (WrightsLaw)– Making the Transition from School to Work & Future Education

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) – OOD is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. We also make determinations on Social Security disability.

Think College! – College programs for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities



Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques for Persons with Disabilities

Mobility International USA – Let’s Talk about Your Disability: Issues of Disclosure- Disability Disclosure 101

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) – Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace Why, When, What, and How


Post-Secondary Institutions and Employment:

A Guide to Disability Laws

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 508: Government-wide Accessibility Program

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commision:

Great Plains ADA Center

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): Documenting Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and/or Psychiatric Disabilities

Pepnet 2

●       Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Video

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) : ADA Library

Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008  (Public Law 110-315)  


Hiring and Retaining People With Disabilities in Federal Employment

The ABCs of Schedule A

Schedule A and Other Information about Hiring People with Disabilities

Office of Personnel Management: Disability Employment

K-12 Resources

Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, 2004 (IDEA)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act – Every Student Succeeds (ESEA)

LD Online:  Response-to-Instruction and Universal Design for Learning: How Might They Intersect in the General Education Classroom?

US Department of Education – Dear Parent Letter