Cross Agency Employment Services and Other Frequently Used Terms
This document provides a cross reference of frequently used terms. It was provides an explanation of different terms as they are used in different agencies.
Planning My Way to Work: A transition guide for students with disabilities leaving high school
Developed by the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (2014) to serve as a transition guide for families and students.
A Timeline For Transition: A teachers companion to “Planning My Way to Work”
Developed by the Lane County Transition Linkage Coalition as a companion to the Planning my Way to Work book. This document lays out specific activities and agencies that schools and families can consider as students progress through the transition process.
The links below lead to folders that contain a compilation of resources related to transition and transition assessment:
Table of Contents
This document is a set of screen shots of the contents of each of the folders below
Assessment and Career Development Activities
This folder contains a number of assessment tools and activities that can be used in helping students identify career and occupational directions.
This folder contains a number of free curriculum that is in pdf form that can be downloaded.
Community Transition Programs
Examples – This folder consists of teacher made forms and materials used in some transition programs. (Thanks to all those who have shared!)
This folder contains a number of resources related to best practices in transition.
This folder contains a number of documents and books that will help parents understand the transition process and some of the adult agencies they may work with.
Developmental Disability Services
This folder contains a number of documents related to Developmental Disability Services including brochures, Q&A about the K plan and more.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
This folder contains a number of documents related to Vocational Rehabilitation Services including brochures, qualification criteria and more.
The Transition Process
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
This page is intended to provide guidance and resources related to effective practices related to transition of students with disabilities.
Preparing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Adulthood: A Transition Toolkit for Educators
This toolkit is intended to provide educators and other members of the transition team with practical information and resources to prepare youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a successful transition from school to adulthood.
Career Assessment / Development Tools
Oregon Career Information System (CIS)
This site is used by a number of schools throughout the state. For a subscription fee, it includes career and interest inventories, related career clusters and training information. Students set up a profile and they can save their information, develop resumes and future plans. All information is geared toward Oregon youth. This site also includes lesson plans related to the career development process.
My Next Move
Originally developed for veterans, this federal website offers career development tools and lots of related careers, required training etc. Students can just search jobs of interest or take a career interest survey. They get a print out of their work. Much of the information on this page is also available in Spanis
Mi Próximo Paso
A Spanish-language version of My Next Move.
This FREE tool is from Washington State and includes career exploration tools and a vast data base of occupations and related education or training needed.
This assessment tool is rating scale which assess self advocacy, Present Level of Educational Performance and suggested goals related to the common core.
This site has a very complete list of FREE practice aptitude tests that students can use to see what they are good at. Individuals can purchase more complete tests, but these will give students a sense of what the different aptitudes include.
Simple online assessment that assesses communication and working styles. This quick tool would be great for generating discussion about how our personalities impact our career choices.
Student Directed Transition Planning (Lessons)
This site is hosted by the University of Oklahoma and includes has a series of FREE lessons that are directly aligned with the IEP process. In this way, students gain skills needed to meaningfully participate in their own transition planning and their own IEP meetings. You can also access links for each lesson, along with pre and post assessments.
This site has a number of lessons and activities related to career development. It is a federally funded page so is free to use in schools. This site is focused on younger students so is perfect for finding career tools for the Middle School teacher.
Families and Communities Together
This nonprofit Organization provides training and support to parents and families throughout Oregon.
Employment First Initiative and Related Sites
Oregon is an Employment First state which focuses on integrated employment for individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. This page provides information and contacts related to this initiative.