Transition

Visit the new Transition Iowa website at www.TransitionIowa.org!

Check out the newest resource! A guidebook created especially for families called, Employment First: A Family Perspective.

Learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: What it means for Iowa Youth, Families and Schools

Planning for the future and setting high expectations for youth with disabilities can be challenging for families. Adult services and supports often look very different than what is available during the school years. It is important for families to begin working toward goals for independent living, learning and working “after the school bus stops coming” earlier than many families think they need to. And, families don’t always know where to begin, or what resources are available to help them find answers. ASK’s Post-secondary Transition project is designed to help families understand the importance of setting high expectations and to give them the knowledge and skills they need to achieve positive outcomes for their kids.

This project is funded by the Iowa Department of Education and private donations. Through it, ASK collaborates with existing networks to ensure post-secondary transition training and information for families is provided equitably statewide. Currently, the project offers workshops on topics including: setting high expectations, understanding the basics of transition planning in school, planning for work after high school, and planning for education after high school.

Launched in Fall 2016, TransitionIowa.org was created as a separate transition-focused website offering a wealth of information and resources related to successful living, learning, and working for youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, and the people who serve them!