Parents Training


There are many training materials available to support a successful transition from high school to post-secondary experiences.  These materials can be reviewed on your own, or they can be shared for a group presentation.  Some focus on transition to work, some to college, and some to adulthood in general.

Some overall resources for training materials on the topic of transition include:


National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC),


Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center A national website that provides information about transition to adulthood Information for students on the go, financial aid, applying for college, transition planning and careers.  

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center  A resource to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the postschool experiences of youth with disabilities.


Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Trainings

Person Centered Planning - Sue Walters from the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative shares information about person-centered planning, the benefits, how to get people involved in the process, and applying the PCP process to IEPs, BIPs, and Transition Plans. She provides an array of tools and awards participants and opportunity to use them.