Transitioning from school to post-secondary settings can be challenging for students with disabilities. To support successful transition for our students, teachers and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team members should assist students with disabilities in the process of developing critical skills and accessing services to achieve their post high school goals in employment, further education/training, and independent living.
The Transition planning process is critical in preparing students with disabilities for life after high school. Beginning at age 14 (or earlier if appropriate) IEP teams must develop Transition plans that include:
Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules
Special Education Rules and Policies
Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Toolkit
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
College Planning for Students with Disabilities
Federal Student Aid
United States Department of Education
Helping You Find the Best Colleges
Higher Education for Students for Disabilities: Rights, Resources and Accredited Online Schools
Community for Accredited Online Schools
Navigating College: A Project of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
A Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Support for Students with Hearing Impairments
Center for Online Education
Information coming soon
Choicemaker Self-Determination Curriculum: The ChoiceMaker Curriculum is Designed to Teach Students the Self-Determination Skills Needed to be Successful in Adult Life
Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment: The University of Oklahoma
Job Readiness Workshops | Pre-Employment Transition Services for Student with Disabilities
Workforce Services Rehabilitation
This application is designed to help Utah students and family members plan and participate in the transition planning process. As a Utah student with a disability who is 14 years or older, or a family member of a transition age student, this app can help prepare for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting where transition planning will be discussed, and the Postsecondary Transition Plan will be created.
Utah’s Transition Planning App: Tips for Use
This document is intended to provide ideas on how to engage youth in leading their IEP meeting. Use this tip sheet to generate ideas on how youth can use this application.
Welcome to my Transition IEP (coming soon)
How to Use the Utah Transition Elevated App to Prepare for Your Transition IEP
This is a sample of the student draft plan that is created once a student has gone through the steps using the Transition Elevated App.
How to Use this Paper Version of the Transition Elevated App
The paper application is intended to be used when technology isn't readily available or for youth to complete ahead of time and input information in one sitting. The application does not save, but a pdf can be generated and emailed to individuals the student chooses.