Transition planning helps to prepare young students for their future. Services are based on students’ strengths and their needs. Consideration of the student’s preferences and interests are also important for successful transition planning. Nevada PEP offers trainings, and guidance on transition planning. Please review the information on this page, or contact us directly to talk about Transition Services.
School Transition Planning under IDEA
Beginning at age 14, a youth’s Individualized Education Program will include a plan for preparing for life after high school. These resources can help students and parents participate in transition planning.
Post-Secondary education, such as college, university, or trade school can be accessible for all students. These resources can help you plan and prepare for your student’s education.
Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
Did you know that people who have good self-advocacy skills are more successful in school, work, and life. These resources can help youth develop this critical skill.
- Your Journey to Self Determination
Sign up here for Cadre’s “Your Journey to Self Determination Series” which offers six short self-guided courses designed to teach youth with disabilities critical skills needed to understand their own needs and effectively self-advocate.
There are many skills that are important to learn before adulthood. This section includes helpful information for developing the skills necessary for independent living.
- My “Must Have” Papers: Managing the Paperwork of Adulting
- Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transition Toolkit
- Life Skills Checklist
- Preparing for Independent Living
- Taking Responsibility for your Medical Care
- Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services
- Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities
- The Fair Housing Act
- 10 Ways to Improve Communication Skills
- Transportation Options
- Talking with Your Young Adult About Underage Drinking
- The Changing Role of Parents
Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Olmstead define the rights of individuals with disabilities. Here is what you need to know about these laws
Career Planning and Employment
Whether you are trying to get your first job or planning for a long-term career, these resources can help you identify and develop skills needed to be successful at work.
- Learn about Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation
- Sharpen your skills. Build your resume.
- New Law Helps Youth & Young Adults Get Jobs: What Families Need to Know
- Adulting Shorts: An interview Tale
- Make Work Experiences a Priority
- Career Development for Youth with Disabilities
- Employment Accommodations Explained
- 12 Steps for Easing the Transition to Work
- What are Soft Skills
- Enthusiasm and Attitude
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Supported Decision Making
Supported decision making is an alternative to guardianship which allows individuals with disabilities to make decisions about their own life with help from their supporters. This information can help you determine if supported decision making is the right choice for you.
Budgeting and money management is a critical skill for everyone but takes even more planning when disability benefits are involved. These resources will help you feel confident in managing your finances.