Transition to Adulthood Resource Guide

The Six Essential Resources for Transition to Adulthood


Explore these resources and learn about the services available to assist in your Transition to Adulthood Process. Best practice is to begin exploration at age 14 (or even 12); IDEA law stipulates a transition plan must be in place by the student’s 16th birthday.

    1. Secondary Transition Planning: The Basics – considered by Transition to Adulthood Specialists as a most important resource for transition •  (PDF)  •  (PDF) •  Please explore CA Transition Alliance •  •  CA Transition Alliance links to abundant resources, including:
      – Webinars
      – Sample vocational, life skills and other transition assessments
      – Transition standards and legislation
      – Federal and state interagency links
      – Housing information
      – Career preparation
      – Work based experiences
      Even though some links are not current, it is well worth your time to check out the ones that are!


    1. These CA Department of Education resources supplement the CA Transition Alliance’s document:
      Highlighting six categories: Employment, Education and Training, Independent Living, Compliance, Guidepost for Success and Employment First.


    1. The United States Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services publication: (PDF)


    1. NTACT (National Technical Assistance Center on Transition):


    1. CalSTAT (California Services for Technical Assistance and Training): – check out the winter 2019 The Edge when it becomes available online. The issue is dedicated to Transition to Adult Life.


    1. Center for Parent Information & Resources:




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