Transition 14+ Toolkit

Planning for future employment, education and independent living is crucial for the success of students in special education who are transitioning from high school to the adult world. This toolkit includes information and resources to help you develop meaningful IEPs for youth ages 14 and older.


Transition in the IEP – This PIC power point presentation offers a brief description of the essential components of a transition IEP (Individualized Education Program).

Online Resources – National

  • NCWD – Provides information about practices, policies and programs involved in the transition planning process and includes “how-to” guides, personal insights, checklists and learning plans.
  • NICHCY – Fact sheets about educational planning around transition issues encountered from school to adulthood and the importance of youth and parent involvement.
  • Center for Parent Information and Resources – Link to a variety of resources and information related to transition and post-school opportunities.

Online Resources – State

PIC Factsheet


  • Parents Are the Key – This user-friendly booklet, developed for parents and caregivers, describes the key components of transition planning.


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