As a Virginia Special Needs attorney, I want to share with you this helpful guide. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has published a guide designed to help students and youth with disabilities, as well as their parents, transition from school to post-school activities. Called “A Transition Guide to Post-secondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities,” the guide includes information on post-secondary education, vocational training, and other career goals. It contains not only transition planning and programs, but also addresses education and employment options for students with disabilities and includes advice on how to support the decisions made by students and youth with disabilities. The goal is to ensure a seamless transition between life stages.
The guide is also designed to educate students with disabilities and their parents regarding how state and local education agencies, as well as vocational agencies, can work together to aid these students. The purpose of the guide is to highlight what challenges students with disabilities may face upon completing high school and to prepare them to confront or avoid these challenges and transition successfully into a post-school life.
Full Guide: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, “A Transition Guide to Post-secondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities,” Jan. 2017, available at: