Oregon Department of Education
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Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires the consideration of transition needs for students beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student is 16, and updated annually thereafter. Transition services are an integral part of the student's education plan and are designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

Current Events and Training Opportunities
Upcoming events and information posted for future learning opportunities.

Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma & Alternative Certificates
Explanation of all diploma types that students leave school with so they are prepared for postsecondary education experience, integrated employment, and citizenship.
Transition Resource Handbook
Itemized sections of the Transition Handbook are found on this link.
Transition Tools
State and national resources providing specific information to assist in the transition of students with disabilities from school to work or to higher education
Transition Technical Assistance Network
Local, regional, and statewide secondary transition activities and services that promotes involvement from school to postsecondary education and employment.
Advisory Committee on Transition
Advisory group for the Office of Learning/Student Services
Transition Community Network
Very helpful website providing information and resources for students, parents, administrators, teachers, and employers
The Youth Transition Program (YTP)
YTP is an Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services program that serves youth with disabilities statewide.
Transition Documents
Foster care, Transfer of Rights at Age of Majority, Notice of Transfer, and Notice of Proposed Transfer.
Post School Outcomes
PSO materials includes a list of materials and the capability of being searched
Transition Resources
State and national resources providing specific information on programs and agencies dealing with transition issues
Forms and Procedures
Form & procedures tab includes all forms required for PSO Exit and Follow up interviews. Reports and Results
Key Secondary Transition Provisions
Explanation of key secondary provisions that lay the groundwork for quality transition planning

  • Sally Simich Email    (503) 947-5639
    Education Programs & Assessment - Education Program Specialist