2022 Transition Symposium Webinar Series

The Howard County Transition Symposium is a four-part webinar series that was presented monthly from February to May 2022. It is designed for transitioning youth ages 14-21 with IEP/504 plans, their families and professionals. Presented by the Howard County Transition Outreach Partnership: Accessible Resources for Independence, Howard County Public School System, Autism Society of Howard…

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Secondary Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities

Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland State Department of Education Secondary Transition Planning Guide for Individuals with Disabilities provides information to students, parents/guardians, educators, and community agencies about the transition process. Although every student will have individualized transition goals and outcomes, this guide provides “preliminary” information about the requirements of the transition process under…

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A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Newly updated for 2021, OAR’s Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) provides an overview of the transition to adulthood process for parents who are traveling this path with their child for the first time. Packed with evidence-based tips, resource recommendations, informational handouts, and activities…

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HCPSS Continuum of Transition Programs

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) offers a continuum of services and programs to provide student-centered transition planning: Project Search Community Connection Work Study Career and Community Exploration Start on Success Program Read the HCPSS Special Education Transition Programs information sheet for program descriptions.

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Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.…

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Developing Communication Skills for the Workplace

By Carolyn K. Jeppsen Organization for Autism Research (OAR) I am often asked how we can prepare autistic youth to thrive in the workplace. My answer is that helping our youth develop strong communication and self-determination skills that instill confidence and purpose is one of the most important things we can do to support them…

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The Maryland Transition Digital Portfolio

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Service The transition from high school to college or employment can be an overwhelming and challenging time for students with disabilities and their families. Students face specific challenges in the transition from familiar special education services provided in middle and high school to…

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Services and Supports Offered by DDA: Video Series

Potomac Community Resources in collaboration with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), has produced five short videos to help families and developmental disability professionals throughout the State of Maryland learn about the services and supports offered by DDA and how to access them. All videos include ASL simultaneous interpretation. Topics include: The DDA application process…

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College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities

Study.com College students with disabilities have rights that allow for specific accommodations to help them succeed in school. Learn about legal protections, scholarships, technologies, and other assistance available to students with disabilities. Topics include: Rights of college students with disabilities What qualifies as a disability Services for students with disabilities Online education for students with…

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