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Transition Resources       

This website provides resources and tools to assist in the identification of the interests, preferences, strengths and needs of students with IEPs, so that the student will be better prepared for employment, further education and independent living. The information on this website has been developed by a team of educators from Area Education Agencies, Local Schools, University of Northern Iowa and University of Kansas, and the Iowa Department of Education.

Transition support- Nationwide-

Providing online information, support, and professional development on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.

MoneySKILL is a free online reality based personal finance course for young adults developed by the AFSA Education Foundation. This interactive curriculum is aimed at the millions of high school and college students who graduate each year without a basic understanding of money management fundamentals.

Learn how to manage your money. No matter what your financial challenge is, we have articles, tools and other resources to help you.

Casey Family Programs is pleased to announce the launch of the new Casey Life Skills Assessment in early 2012. We’ve simplified the tool to make it easier to use, refined the assessment items and added permanency content to better support the independent living needs of young people.

Iowa Department of Education Transition page

Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals:

Federal Government’s web site in preparing for college.  This site has links to several important steps including a link to the FAFSA forms to file for federal financial aid.

Iowa’s planning and preparing web site.  This site can be used by Iowans of all ages.  There are links for elementary age, middle school, high school, college age, and adults.  It can assist with planning for high school and college, it can help prepare for college, and can your career.  This site also has a link to the FAFSA, Federal student aid portal.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports- Effective Schoolwide Interventions:        

The TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Council for Learning Disabilities:

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities. Working to build a better future for students with LD has been the primary goal of CLD for more than 30 years. Involvement in CLD helps members stay abreast of current issues that are shaping the field, affecting the lives of students, and influencing professional careers. CLD members are committed to standards of excellence and innovation in educational research, practice, and policy.

Job Accommodation Network

National Center for Learning Disabilities         

The Power to Hope, to learn, to Succeed;
The mission:  To ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life      

LD Resources is a collection of resources on various aspects of learning disabilities with comments from community members. For more on this web site see our About page. Use the sidebar for navigation and browsing content by category. Use the search field below for general searches. We hope you find this site a useful resource.         

TeachingLD is a service of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children. DLD is an international professional organization devoted to helping individuals with Learning Disabilities succeed.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.       

Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can find a book,
take quizzes on what they've read, and earn prizes
for their reading success.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.      

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.


National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Association of  Special Education Teachers (NASET) is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.         

The Teach 21 Strategy Bank is designed to be a dynamic resource for educators. It contains a multitude of research-based strategies teachers can use to make their classroom instruction more effective, and to address the needs of their diverse students. These strategies have been collected from a variety of sources, including the standards-based units available on Teach 21.

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