Transition Information for Families

This transition and employment guide is for the student in any Texas public school, who may have
received special education services. There is helpful information for your parents. This guide has specific steps you and your parents can take to make sure you are able to create the future of your dreams.  It also provides valuable information about where to get the services you will need after high school.

"The guide is divided into sections on Self Advocacy, Transition Services, Employment and Supported Employment, Social Security Programs, Community and Long Term Services and Supports, Postsecondary Educational Programs and Services, Information Sharing, and Guardianship and Alternatives. Each section has phone numbers, emails, and websites to help you find what you need. At the end of each section and at the end of the guide, you will find a timeline of steps that you and your parents can take as you make the transition from student to adult". (TEA website information,, July 2018) 

Web Links:
1. The Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTNis creating new pathways to successful adult life for students with disabilities. 
2. A Guide to Early Transitions in Texas: A Guide for Parents
3. TEA Early Childhood Resources: Additional resources from TEA
4. Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provide a range of these services to Texans with disabilities to help ensure their well-being, dignity, and choices. Programs also are in place to support family members who care for them.
5. Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need-based. Students.
6. Think College is dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving research and practice in inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability.
7. SPEDTex Provides information and resources that can help you understand your child’s disability, your rights, and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our state.


SPED Transition Employment Guide Fact Sheet Accessible Final.pdf
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SPED Transition PostsecondEdCounseling Accessible Final.pdf
SPED Transition Pre-ETS Fact Sheet Accessible Final.pdf