NSTTAC Toolkit – This toolkit provides background information and resources relating to how to best to conduct and employ transition assessments. (Free to copy)
AIR Assessment – The AIR Assessments measure two broad self-determination components. Capacity refers to the student’s knowledge, abilities, and perceptions that enable them to be self-determined. Opportunity refers to the student’s chances to use their knowledge and abilities. (Free to download)
ARC Assessment – the ARC Self-Determination Scale is to: (a) assess the self-determination strengths and weaknesses of adolescents with disabilities, (b) facilitate student involvement in educational planning and instruction to promote self-determination as an educational outcome, (c) develop self-determination goals and objectives, and (d) assess student self-determination skills for research purposes. Download the Procedural Guidelines manual and ARC Scale by clicking on the links below.
TAGG – Transition Assessment and Goal Generator Technical Manual – The TAGG is a new on-line transition assessment for secondary-aged youth with disabilities, their families, you can download the manual at this link:
Take Charge Today – By creating an account, you will have access to our high quality, entertaining and educational curriculum, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities. You can create a free account at this link.
ME! – Self-determination skills, such as self-advocacy and self-awareness, have the potential to increase successful secondary and postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Educators may download, use, copy, and modify the ME! Lessons at no cost.
Project Discovery – Project Discovery career education transition curriculum can motivate more students at-risk and with special needs to stay in school, graduate, get jobs and live more independently. It all starts with career exploration to identify students’ interests and passions. Many career pathways to choose. Over 150 career kits help you teach job skills in today’s marketable industries and trades. Check out the adapted- series to ensure that learners, of every ability level, are job, college and life ready. Students love the hands-on learning with real tools and activities. Teachers appreciate the comprehensive pre-posttests, alternative assessments and workforce performance benchmarks to easily manage compliance data for transition and IDEA Indicators 13 & 14. Join thousands of educators and 5000 U.S. schools and organizations that now use Project Discovery in school-to-work programs, special education, general inclusion classrooms, CTE, workforce education, vocational rehabilitation, summer school, after school and adult education. Talk with us!
Unique Learning Systems – Best Solution for Special Needs Students “Comprehensive Curriculum for Special Education”
Planning my way to work (Kit) is a guide for students with disabilities and their families to help you navigate services and community resources on your path from school to work. If you’d like to order printed copies click here. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Download.
PASSAGES: Native American Curriculum (Free CD available through TNF Region 7)
Skills to Pay the Bills Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success,” is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.
Transition Teaming (Kit) – Schools and community agencies must work together to provide transition services to secondary students with disabilities. $20.95
Brigance (Kit) – Brigance TSI + Transition Skills Activities
Complete Transitions Kit (WS13332) 978-0-7609-7518-3 $599.00
Transitions Curriculum (Kit)
All 3 Modules/Volumes $499
Informal Assessments (Kit)
Informal Assessment for Transition Planning, Second Addition – $47.00
Transition Planning Guide (Kit) – Transition Planning – A guide for Parents and Professionals. $25.00 + s/h
Rubrics for Transition (Kit)
Rubrics for Transition II: Lower Functioning Moderate Disabilities ($155) Product number SKU432
Targeted Life Skills (Kit) – Complete Targeted Life Skills Curriculum
Next STEPS (Kit)
Next STEPS Complete Program $160.00
Champions Daily Living Skills Program/Champions Transition Skills Program
The Brookes Transition to Adulthood Series: Series Description
“The Brookes Transition to Adulthood Series was developed for the purpose of meeting the critical educational needs of students with disabilities who will be moving from school to adulthood. It is designed to help professionals and families by translating evidence-based transition research into practice.
Each volume in the series addresses specific objectives that are related to the all important and overarching goal of helping students meet the demands of school and society and gain a greater understanding of themselves so they are equipped for success in the adult world.”
Fast Track: Transition Student Workbook $44.95 Curriculum for 18-22 year old student transition programs
Foundations Workbook $14.95, also available for middle school programs
Preparing for Life, Dr. Jed Baker. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble $34.95
Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships—in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job—can help. He also guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available after graduation. The essence of the book lies in the 73 “Skill Lessons” targeting:
- nonverbal communication
- anger/anxiety management
- conversational skills
- employment-related skills
—which can be taught by parents, teachers, or professionals. This easy-to-follow resource offers a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them.
Helpful chapters include:
- Asperger’s Syndrome, autism disorders, and the need for life skills training
- The transition process and the law
- College, Career and Residential Options Beyond High School: What parents can do to prepare their son or daughter (by Rick Blumberg, Ph.D.)
- Assessment of social skill needs
- Skill instruction strategies: Individual, small group, self-instruction
- Training peers to be more accepting of students on the spectrum
- Skill Lessons
PICS: Picture Interest Survey – A visual way to identify your career interests and start career exploration and planning. Package of 25 12-page booklets (consumables) $59.95
Reading-Free Vocational Interest Survey Inventory: 2; Manual, Occupational Title List Book & Inventory Test Booklets (Pack of 20 consumable test booklets) $135.00