Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)

From the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC):

“Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll see examples of Indicator 13-compliant transition plan components based on age-appropriate transition assessments, with an emphasis on writing annual transition goals and creating individualized transition plans. You’ll come away better able to create viable, age-appropriate transition plans tailored to individual students’ aspirations and ability profiles.

This program is appropriate for special educators, related services professionals, school psychologists, and administrators who write transition plans.

After completing this program, you will be able to:

Discuss IDEA and Indicator 13 transition service requirements.
Review transition assessments for specific purposes.
Write Indicator 13-compliant transition services, activities, and goals based on age appropriate transition assessment results.
Describe where to obtain various transition assessments discussed.”
About the presenters

James Martin, Ph.D., holds the Zarrow Family Chair at the University of Oklahoma, directs the university’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment, and is the Zarrow Family Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology.

Amber McConnell, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment.

Earn while you learn! This webinar is worth

One Professional Development Hour (PDH)

The cost of this webinar is:

Member: $89.00
Non-Member: $114.00
Student: $69.00

To learn more and register, click here!


Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

After six years of development, the new on-line Transition Assessment and Goal Generator (TAGG) is ready for use and can be obtained at

Using non-academic behaviors research identified as being associated with post-school employment and further education of former high school students with mild to moderate disabilities, the TAGG identifies students’ strengths and needs, provides a written summary, and generates individualized annual transition goals matched to Common Core standards, which can all be copied and placed in the transition section of students’ IEPs.

Intended Users
The TAGG is an appropriate transition assessment for secondary-aged students with mild to moderate disabilities who plan to become employed and/or enrolled in further education after high school graduation.

To learn more, click here!

Download TAGG flyer


New Work-Based Learning Website

NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC’s website:

The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. The resources are organized across 8 work-based learning experience (WBLE) categories: (1) career exploration, (2) job shadowing, (3) job sampling, (4) service learning, (5) internships, (6) apprenticeships, (7) paid employment, and (8) mentoring.

Within each WBLE category, resources are organized for the following audiences (1) schools, (2) businesses, (3) youth service professionals, (4) families, and (5) youth with disabilities.


2013 Annual Training Conference, Brooklyn Bridge Marriott | National Rehabilitation Association

The National Rehabilitation Association is proud to present the 2013 NRA Annual Training Conference scheduled for Sunday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 20, 2013, which will take place at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.    A pre-Conference will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013  on “Multimedia Vocational Assessments – The Bridge to successful Transition Planning”. The annual training conference is a time to connect and network with rehabilitation practitioners who serve persons with disabilities, choose from excellent speakers and programs targeted at your area of interest and learn about current vocational rehabilitation practices and legislation. Conference Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

via NRA 2013 Annual Training Conference, Brooklyn Bridge Marriott | NYCEDA.


New App Matches Students’ Interests With Careers – Education Week

From Education Week: Young people today love being online. They are drawn to images—especially as they relate to their own interests. Plus, they have short attention spans.

Now there is a new, free app to help students discover careers that fit their personalities by reviewing photographs. And it just takes about two minutes. With Compass Lite, launched Feb. 11, users quickly click through a series of 84 images that ask: “Me or not me?” Among the pictures and phrases: Going camping? Hands on? Being competitive? Good with numbers? Public speaking?

With the information from the personality assessment, the app generates several career recommendations. Users can click on the options to learn more about the salary and job prospects. The app also lists top academic programs and businesses that employ graduates in those fields.

For more information… New App Matches Students’ Interests With Careers – College Bound – Education Week.