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Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): Transition Resources
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Services in WV Schools
This guidance document from the WV Department of Education Office of Special Programs provides education related information about autism spectrum disorders; and assists Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams, including parents, develop researched-based educational programs for children and youth who qualify for special education services under the autism disability category.

Casey Life Skills
Casey Life Skills is a free practice tool and framework for working with youth in foster care. It assesses independent living skills and provides results instantly.

Center on Transition Innovations
CTI provides information, resources, demonstration and research on pathways to employment that support youth with disabilities to gain access to integrated competitive employment to the fullest extent possible.

College Foundation of West Virginia: CONNECT
An online toolkit for teachers, mentors, and community leaders who wish to integrate college- and career-planning activities, including the resources available on, into their work with students and families.

Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners – 10 Playlists
High-quality service to individuals with disabilities is a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners. This website provides ten playlists, each of which is a carefully selected set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving services to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners.

Education Quest
One stop shop for professionals, and students grades 8-12 on preparing for college; career options, reality check of skills and interests, self-advocacy, tips, FAFSA, ACT, etc.

Guidance Counselors Toolkit
Toolkit of answers to counselors’ questions about advising high school students with disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for teachers and educators.

Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Marshall University Autism Training Center
Provides training, information and support to West Virginians with autism, their families, educators and other persons.

Modified Diploma Brochure
Understanding Modified Diplomas: What teachers, parents and students need to know. This brochure is by the Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE).

National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET)
The goals of NASET are to: Identify what youth need in order to achieve successful participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement, meaningful employment, and adult life; and Prioritize and address significant issues of national scale that have an impact on the provision of effective secondary education and transition services and policies for all youth.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Transition resources, technical assistance and information.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

PowerUp WHAT WORKS provides customizable resources for teachers, school leaders, PD facilitators, and teacher educators to improve teaching and learning for struggling students and those with disabilities:

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities.

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss
Improving the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss. Our mission is to help YOU to improve the futures of children who are hard of hearing or deaf.

TEACCH Autism Program Trainings
The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program creates and cultivates the development of exemplary community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments: Career & Vocational Skills
This website was developed by Carmen Willings, a teacher of students with visual impairments, as a resource for educators.

Transition Assessment and Goal Generator (TAGG)
The TAGG is an on-line transition assessment for secondary-aged youth with disabilities, their families, and professionals. (University of Oklahoma Zarrow Center)

Transition Coalition
The Transition Coalition, located at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, provides professional development opportunities for secondary transition and college and career readiness of youth with disabilities.

University of Oklahoma Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment
The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities.

VR4HearingLoss will help orient VR professionals to the range of needs and possible services for persons who are hard of hearing or late deafened. These services lead to enhanced workplace success and improved quality of life for consumers.

WinAhead’s World
Guidebook for HS educators; answers to student questions as they consider and transition to college

Workforce GPS Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION)
The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) is a community of practitioners, program staff, partners, planners, industry leaders and stakeholders that strive for system improvement, capacity building and excellence in the public workforce system.

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Morgantown: 304-293-4692
Charleston: 304-720-3200

The mission of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities by supporting more diverse, inclusive communities. As a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, it is part of a national network of similar centers and serves as a resource to the community in the areas of education, research and service as it relates to the needs of people with disabilities.