Transition Resource: Don't Leave Home Without It

Posted by Misty Crouch on 9/19/2019

 Do you ever misplace your information that you found on an internet search for transition?  Do you wish someone would’ve given you the link for the resource they were telling you about?  Are you new to transition IEPs, and all of this transition information is a foreign concept to you?  

Well, I’ve put together a listing of the frequently visited resources that I have used over the years to help improve my own transition IEPs or to help train new teachers on the ins and outs of transition.  If you have a transition resource that you think is helpful, please share in the comments below.

1.Earlywood’s Transition Corner

Transition Corner is a resource for parents, teachers, and students in need of post-secondary information.  Whether you are headed for college or work, this site will help navigate you through a number of helpful topics and contacts.  You can also check out previous transition articles from previous Earlywood Special Editions.

2. Indiana Dept of Education (IDOE) Indicator 13 (Secondary Transition with IEP Goals) Information

IDOE provides information on monitoring timelines for districts, definitions on how this indicator is measured, information and guidance on this federal indicator, and a list of current resources for school districts and teachers.

3. Indiana Secondary Transition Resources Center (INSTRC)

Staff members of the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) work closely with transition educators and teams throughout the state, providing technical assistance, troubleshooting challenges, and assisting schools as they collaborate with state agencies and organizations to build seamless transitions for their students.

4. Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) Resource Collection

Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) provides a multitude of resources for teachers who work with transition age students, including resources that focus on: career videos, curricula, health, new administrators, postsecondary education, professionals new to transition, sample IEPs, self-determination resources, writing quality IEPs, and collected resources for families.

5. Indiana Transition IEP Rubric

The Indiana Transition IEP Rubric is a guide to help you create quality IEPs for your transitioning students. It is distributed by Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) and updated often.  This is a link to the most current version.

6. Transition Assessment Matrix

Teachers and transition professionals can access a searchable database on the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) website with filters for Employment, Independent Living, and Education/Training, which can be sorted further by Grade Level(s) and Disability Area(s).

7. Tuesday’s Transition Tips

Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) sends out weekly tips on Tuesdays.  Teachers and transition professionals can subscribe to the emails. Previous tips can be accessed on their website, as well.  Their tips include topics such as: quality and compliant Transition IEPs, transition assessments, drop-out prevention strategies, work-based learning, academic and life skills instruction, family involvement, working with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and much, much more.

8. Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC)

Teachers can access resources and trainings on IIEP, transition IEPs, and many other special education topics through Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC).  They facilitate workshops throughout the state on various topics including, but not limited to, the following: goal writing, facilitating effective CCC meetings, and IIEP walkthroughs.  Virtual Office Hours (VOH) are available each month as an open webinar for individuals to ask questions concerning IIEP or special education.

If you have a transition topic that you need more resources for or another topic you would like covered in this year’s transition articles, please email me at mcrouch@earlywood.org.

Misty

~Misty Crouch, Transition Coordinator