The United States Department of Education has created a Transition Guide to Post-secondary Education and Employment to help families navigate the transition process.


The LifeCourse Model helps individuals of all abilities to begin conversations regarding their personal Life Trajectory–the kind of life to which they aspire. It is a tool for families or anyone desiring to set their life on a positive course to attain goals they have set for themselves across various life domains and life stages.

This summary of Post-Secondary programs for students with IDD available in Ohio provides a profile of each school, as well as a program costs comparison.


Helpful Links:

The National Down Syndrome Society offers information and resources for individuals, families, and employers.

Think College is a resource that helps people with disabilities navigate options for higher education.

The Transition Coalition is an organization run through the University of Kansas which aims to maximize professional development opportunities for career and college readiness for youth with disabilities.