Center for Change in Transition Services | Seattle Univ.

Provides information by county to agencies that will assist youth with disabilities find employment training and post-secondary opportunities.


Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger’s Syndrome – DVD

This video features candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying.


King County School-To-Work | GoWise


King County School to Work Employment Services

Acts as a bridge to facilitate the transition from high school to employment for those students who are clients of the State Developmental Disablilies Administration.

Please follow the links below for important information and directions on how to access King County services.

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Life After High School video | Parts 1 & 2

A two part series on life after high school. Find out from parents and professionals in the disability field what you need to know to help create a smooth transition to life as an adult by creating community and building life skills during school years.

Features interviews with Michele Lehosky (PAVE and Parent to Parent), Brandi Monts (W.I.S.E.), Eric Matthes (The Arc of King County) and Diana Stadden (The Arc of Washington State).

Life After High School
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National Post-School Outcomes Center

National Outcomes Center
Our Mission is to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities (i.e., Indicator 14). The results of collecting Indicator 14 data will be used for national, state, and local reporting and, most importantly, to guide and improve transition services to this population.

Yearly, approximately 100,000 former students who had an individual education plan (IEP) when they left high school are contacted to participate in a post-school survey. Efforts are made to contact youth who represent a variety of disabilities, as well as, minority youth and those who left high school with a diploma or dropped out of high school. Nevertheless, there are groups of youth who are difficult to contact and who are routinely underrepresented in the post-school survey data (e.g., those students who leave school early).

To learn strategies for contacting youth who are hard-to-find, the National Post-School Outcomes Center conducted six focus groups with young adults and their family members in four states. This document summarizes the strategies recommended by youth and their families. Strategies are organized by five common themes.

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The National Post-School Outcomes Center is a 5-year project funded by OSEP in January 2010. It is a collaborative effort of Technical Assistance and Consulting Services and the Secondary Special Education and Transition Unit at the University of Oregon.

Parent’s Guide to Transition

Download the FREE 86-page: Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood


Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
September  2011

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. 20202

Know your rightsMore and  more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their  education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as  the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the  postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay.

The  information in this pamphlet, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in  the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of  students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to  provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure  the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

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To receive more information about the civil rights of students with disabilities in education institutions, you may contact us at :

Customer Service Team
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

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Resources for Transition to Adult Services Oregon

Sharing resources for families and people with disabilities for transition to adult services and adult supports.


Students with Disabilities – Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School

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Tech, Science Fields A Draw For Those With Autism

DisabilityScoop – Nov. 9, 2012

It’s long been thought that people with autism permeate the science and technology fields. Now, new research suggests that there may be some truth to the theory.

In a study of young adults with autism, researchers found that among those with the disorder who attend college, they disproportionately chose majors in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

The findings come from a study published this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders looking at the experiences of 660 young adults with autism who participated in the federal government’s National Longitudinal Transition Study-2.

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Transition Planning Workshops – Arc of King County


Parent Training Coordinator for the Arc of King County.
Specializing in transition planning workshops.

Phone: (206) 364-4645 ext 8006.

Transition Tool Kit