Education Resources

AHEN Report on Postsecondary Results through Cross-System Collaboration
A RAISE Partner Resource | This report, Opening Doors, Changing Futures, from The Appalachian Higher Education Network (AHEN), an IEL initiative, tells how collaboration among education and workforce development institutions in 10 of the 13 states in the Appalachian region is leading to increases in post-secondary attainment and workforce preparation. The report shares program data, personal testimonials, and stories to document the value and results of AHEN’s work during school years 2011-2016.

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities
This publication from the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) addresses Transition planning, opportunities, and programs; services and requirements; education and employment options; and decision-making by students and youth with disabilities as they develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their goals for adult life.

Moving from Assessment to Evidence-Based Practice
The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) has identified instructional practices and predictors for improved post school success based on the best available evidence. The following model was developed to provide teachers with a process for incorporating them into the transition planning process; from transition assessment to classroom instruction.

IEP to IPE: Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
An RSA-PTI Resource | This family-friendly webinar from the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Recruitment, Training, and Support Center explains the Transition process in an easy and detailed way for self-advocates and their families to follow along.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Tip Sheet
Family-friendly publication provides tips for young adults who have been found eligible for ACCES-VR Services, and need to develop a plan of employment.