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Transition Resources

Center Grove Community School Corporation 
SPECIAL SERVICES
Mrs. Alli Chance, Director of Special Education | Mrs. Khailey Brown, Coordinator of Special Education

Transition Resources

Transition to adulthood information that is required by students and parents can vary each year depending on the wants and needs of the student. Every student is different and will require different transition to adulthood information at different times. The following are documents and web pages that would be appropriate for students and parents in the transition process.  

Adult Service Providers

What are Adult Service Providers?

A Road Map to Choosing your Agency

College

Trip to College Website

Trip to College is designed for all Indiana parents/caregivers and high school students as they begin to explore college options, including how to pay for college.

Best Colleges Website

College Resources for People with Disabilities

Diploma/Certificate

Indiana Diploma Decisions (2019)

Information for Hoosier families and their students with disabilities

Diploma or Certificate Videos

Two videos from Center on Community Living and Careers about diplomas and certificates

Disability Awareness

Autism

Assistive Technology

Guardianship

The ARC of Indiana Guardianship Information

When Your Child Turns 18: A Guide to Special Needs Guardianship

IEP Updates and Information

Transition Planning Handbook: A Guide for Parents

Transition Planning Resource Guide - IDOE

Social Security and My Child's Benefits

Social Security and Child Benefits - CCLC Website

state to talk about transition and the admittedly complicated subject of benefits. Many parents of students in transition are facing a steep learning curve and have questions about Social Security and Medicaid Waivers and about how employment income could impact their child’s long-term supports. 

Using some of the questions she received in her presentations, CCLC has developed “Working and Benefits,” a series of short videos featuring Ms. Lott answering some of the most commonly asked questions. The series includes:

  • Working and Benefits Introduction
  • Finishing High School/Ages 18-22
  • Starting to Work Part I (SSDI)
  • Starting to Work Part II (SSI)
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Saving Money
  • Rental Assistance

Social Security and Child Benefits - CCLC YouTube Channel

Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) Project Coordinator Brianne Lott met with parents at several schools around the state to talk about transition and the admittedly complicated subject of benefits. Many parents of students in transition are facing a steep learning curve and have questions about Social Security and Medicaid Waivers and about how employment income could impact their child’s long-term supports. 

Using some of the questions she received in her presentations, CCLC has developed “Working and Benefits,” a series of short videos featuring Ms. Lott answering some of the most commonly asked questions. The series includes:

  • Working and Benefits Introduction
  • Finishing High School/Ages 18-22
  • Starting to Work Part I (SSDI)
  • Starting to Work Part II (SSI)
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Saving Money
  • Rental Assistance

Parents and Teachers can watch the videos at this link. 

Training Resources

Assistive Technology - Apps to Promote Student Independence PowerPoint

Marsha Threlkeld - Washington Initiative for Supported Employment

Exiting High School - Diploma or Certificate?

Transition Assessments

Transition Assessment Matrix

The Transition Assessment Matrix was developed for secondary education transition teachers by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC).  Assessments included in the Matrix have either been created by INSTRC, are available online, or are those for which INSTRC has received permission from the original publisher. 

Employability/Life Skills Assessment

The link comes from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.  The checklist assess student’s level of performance in the twenty-four critical employability skill areas identified by Ohio’s Employability Skills Project.

Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adult Life - INSOURCE Parent Resources

Transition planning is a different kind of planning. It is planning for adult life through school and non-school experiences. The ideal outcome of good transition planning is the uninterrupted movement to adult life. This may include post-secondary education or training and/or community employment, community living and an integrated adult life, including leisure opportunities with family and friends.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

IN.gov Vocational Rehabilitation Site

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Waiver Information

Medicaid Home and Community Based Service Waiver Information

Medicaid Programs