General Transition Resources

Employment First 

Employment First is a statewide initiative designed to help working-age adults with developmental disabilities explore their career options, seek jobs that fit their skills and interests, and realize full participation in the community.  Launched in 2012, Employment First establishes and promotes community employment as the preferred outcome for working-age adults with developmental disabilities, as their abilities, skills and talents enrich the community and the people around them.

DB101

Many people with disabilities fear that if they go to work, they'll lose needed health care and other disability benefits. DB101 helps people with disabilities and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 will help you make informed choices and show you how you can make work part of your plan.

OhioMeansJobs.com

OhioMeansJobs.com is Ohio's free, online career counseling center that connects businesses to job seekers and provides career services to all.

OhioMeansJobs.com

AskJAN.org

AskJAN.org is a web site for employees and employers to educate themselves on workplace accommodations.

Backwards Planning Materials for Teams

Employment First 

Employment First is a statewide initiative designed to help working-age adults with developmental disabilities explore their career options, seek jobs that fit their skills and interests, and realize full participation in the community.  Launched in 2012, Employment First establishes and promotes community employment as the preferred outcome for working-age adults with developmental disabilities, as their abilities, skills and talents enrich the community and the people around them.

Ohio Age Appropriate Transition Assessments

Educators and parents will find formal and informal assessments designed to support transition-aged youth as they work toward life experiences beyond high school.

Transition Assessment Matrix

The “Transition Assessment Matrix” allows educators to select and explore transition assessments by the domain (employment, education, training, independent living), grade level and disability category most similar to the needs of the student being assessed. 

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

Ohio College2careers

OOD offers Ohio College2Careers at 15 public colleges and universities in Ohio to ensure students with disabilities have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. 

Educator Resources

THE PACER CENTER

This video series were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), #H235F140013. The contents of this guide do not necessarily represent the policy or reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).
 No official endorsement by the Federal Government should be inferred.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Alex Corwin with the Ohio Department of Education and Chris Filler from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence explain five things to know about planning for students with developmental disabilities who are transitioning out of high school.

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