Resources to Help with Planning for Transtion to High School from College

  • Pennsylvania Career Ready Skills (PA CRS) by the Pennsylvania Department of Education: Prioritized skills that are representative of what students need to know and be able to do in order to be career ready.
  • The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum (CSESA), a national center that focuses on “developing, adapting, and studying a comprehensive school-based and community-based education program for high school students on that autism spectrum”.
    • CSESA also developed a Secondary School Success Checklist, that is a tool that students, teachers, and families can use to identify priorities in the areas of independence, behavior, transition, social competence, and academic skills.
  • Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum: The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) developed a guide that offers information, resources, and advice from experts and self-advocates about planning for success at college.
  • College Autism Spectrum provides a nation-wide list of autism support programs in colleges and universities.
  • #ASDNEXT: This website was developed by ASERT (The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative) and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in order to provide Pennsylvania teams and adults with autism to resources and information about work, school, and the community after high school.
  • I’m Determined is a website funded by the Virginia Department of Education that provides instructional resources centered on self-determination for educators, parents, and youth.
  • ME! Lessons for Teaching Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy: The University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment provides lessons and activities on self-determination skills to increase positive post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • What Parents and Students with Disabilities Should Know about College: An article by NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) that provides information about accommodations in college.
  • Disability and Disclosure: NCWD (The National Collaborative on Workforce Disability for Youth) created a collection of activities to help students understand about the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure in various environments (e.g., school, employment, community).
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