Transition for Parents

Published: 6/26/2015 5:01 PM


This page provides web links that parents might find helpful as they assist their child in planning and preparing for life after school.


​The interests and preferences of students and families are essential parts of the transition planning process. And, as a parent of a student with a disability and a key member of your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) Team, the role you play is critical to ensuring the successful transition of your child from school to post-school activities.


You might find the following web links helpful as you assist your child in planning and preparing for life after school.
A redesigned federal Web site that connects the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities to thousands of trusted resources on disability-related issues, programs and services. The site features comprehensive information from 22 federal agencies, as well as educational institutions, non-profit organizations and state and local governments. Topics covered on the site include: benefits; civil rights; community life; education; emergency preparedness; employment; health; housing; technology; and transportation.
The purpose of this guide is to serve as a comprehensive source of effective dropout prevention strategies for educators, parents, and others interested in helping youth in at risk situations stay in school.
This manual was designed primarily for use by individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. The main focus of this manual is to provide easy-to-read information concerning available resources, and to provide immediate contact information for the purpose of applying for resources and/or locating additional information. 
The mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives.
KnowHow2GOKy is a multiyear, multimedia effort designed to encourage more Kentuckians to plan, enroll and succeed in college. This site primarily targets middle and high school students, and their parents, with motivational content to encourage them to get ready for college.
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.


PEPNet, a national collaboration of four regional centers, is supported by cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. PEPNet provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
Parent Centers - Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) - in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with them. This assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting their children’s educational needs. The Parent Centers work to improve outcomes for children ages birth-26 years with all disabilities (emotional, learning, cognitive, and physical).
Journey to Adulthood - a Transition Travel Guide
Journey to Adulthood is a comprehensive transition guide that maps out potential destinations, routes, points of interest and types of services and resources. This guide was developed by the Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington In Collaboration with the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky