This section of Info to Go includes information about student transition beyond secondary education.

Clerc Center Resources

Portfolios for Student Growth 

Portfolios for Student Growth (PSG) is a holistic, student-centered, portfolio development process, which can be used as a transition tool. PSG offers educators a way to guide students through explicitly linking academic learning with future planning and goal setting.

Students on the Go: A Travel Training Manual 

Manual designed to train students for safe and independent travel.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - FAQ for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students

This document is a part of a transition series: Lifetime of Learning and Earning. It answers numerous questions about vocational rehabilitation (VR).

Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education
(Annual magazine published by the Clerc Center)

Reflections on Success from a High School Graduate: Q&A with Diane Fleming (2017)

Pepnet 2: Developing Collaborative Relationships for Effective Transition Services (2016)

Transition Through Teamwork: Professionals Address Student Access (2016)

Building and Maintaining Connection: Supporting Transition in a Rural State (2016)

Working Together for Transition in Texas (2016)

Small Numbers and Big Spaces Call for a Team Approach in North Dakota (2016)

Partnering, Collaborating, and Moving Ahead: Transition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Minnesota (2016)

Using Data to Set Goals: Collaborating for Success (2016)

New Hampshire: Collaboration Works for Professionals - and Students (2016)  

Collaboration and System Change: Pepnet 2 and the Road to New Opportunities (2016)

A State Reports: Collaborating to Reach a Summit (2016)

Nurturing the "Transition Village": Virginia Supports Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2016)  

A Look at National Data: Parental Expectations Shape Student Achievement (2014, Odyssey Extra) 

Connecting Schoolwork to Life Work: Students Practice Setting Their Own Educational Goals (2013)

Transition Specialists Partner with Students to Turn Dreams into Reality (2013)

Stakeholder Resources  

Minnesota Transition Guide for Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing (2013)

Resource for schools and agencies involved in the lives of transition-aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is intended to be utilized, at the latest, during grade 9 to assist parents and service providers in the early planning for transition from school programs to employment or postsecondary education. While designed for Minnesota, is a transition tool for students in other regions.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

NCSET provides technical assistance and disseminates information focused on areas of national significance for youth with disabilities and their families related to transition. Links to numerous resources and references are provided.

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (Formerly PEPNet2)

NDC is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) through 2021.This website includes links to numerous online resources and data related to transition. Note: From 2011-2016, funding for this work was called PEPNet2.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NTACT)

Umbrella organization to support post-secondary outcomes for all students with disabilities. NTACT's purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices.

Parents' Perspectives on Transition and Postsecondary Outcomes for Their Children Who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2014)

Article from the 2014 issue of the American Annals of the Deaf looking at parent involvement and expectations as important factors in successful academic and career outcomes for students

REACH - Research on Employment and Adapting to Change: Center for Studies on Career Success (NTID)

This resource includes provides research-based insights on career growth and promotion from published literature to help deaf and hard of hearing people improve their paths to career success. In addition to research findings on the employment and careers of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, there is valuable career-related information on career planning and factors that go into career success.

Transition checklist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Hearing Loss Competency Skills (University of Minnesota, Department of Education and Human Development)

Competency checklists available through the University of Minnesota to assist with guiding transition planning.

Transition Planning for Adulthood (Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss)

Links to numerous resources to support transition planning for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Transition Planning for Students who are Deafblind (2007)

(Archived PDF, pp. 29-30) Information and resources for deafblind students as they plan for or participate in postsecondary education and training. These materials were developed in the course of agreement between the Research to Practice Division, Offi­ce of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education and PEPNet-South at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Working with Youth to Develop a Transition Plan (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Factsheet to guide child welfare professionals and others who work with transitioning youth to understand the Federal legislative requirements for transition plans and partner with youth to develop a plan that builds on their strengths while supporting their needs.

Raising and Educating Deaf Children: eBulletins
(Associated with the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Oxford UP)

Transition to Post-Secondary Education (2015)

Last revised November 2017

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