Supporting Strong Transitions for Youth With Disabilities

Welcome to Tennessee’s online home for training and resources on preparing students with disabilities for life after high school. Our goal is to improve transition outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities by sharing research-based practices and policies. Our site is organized into different sections for educators, for providers, and for students. Each includes free video-based lessons, ideas, resources, and much more.

Transition Tennessee is a partnership among the Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Human Services, Vanderbilt University, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy UCEDD.


Click one of the three roles below to begin:

Learn how your school can design high-quality transition instruction, experiences, and partnerships throughout middle and high school. Great for special and general educators, CTE teachers, school leaders, and other transition staff. Click here to begin.

Learn how you can deliver effective Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) in collaboration with local schools and communities. Great for community rehabilitation providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, agencies, and others interested in Pre-ETS. Click here to begin.

NEW! Learn the steps you can take to prepare for the workplace or further education after graduation. Great for students to learn on their own or with support from an instructor or family member. Click here to begin.