Transition for Parents

Published: 8/29/2019 10:02 AM

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.

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.

Dropout Prevention Resource Guide

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.

Kentucky Disability Resource Manual

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. 

Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network

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.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

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.

UK - Human Development Institute 

Tania Sharp

Office of Special Education and Early Learning

Division of IDEA Monitoring and Results

300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4970 x 4124

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