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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. Consider this the “blueprint” to building a comprehensive transition program for your students. Learn about the best practices and practical strategies for special educators, families, and other transition team members as you fill your toolbox with key tools for success. Get started by logging in and viewing one of our new professional development courses below.


Our Courses

Guiding Principles that are foundational for supporting transition-age students with disabilities. Ten core commitments will be highlighted.
Evidence-based techniques to increase employment outcomes for people with disabilities. It includes resources for teachers to integrate career aducation into the classroom or a community-based setting.
Help students find their own voice and forge a path to success. Learn  how to integrate practical skill-building strategies into everyday activities.
Apply the guidelines for choosing appropriate transition assessment and gain knowledge on the methods for confucting quality and comprehensive assessments.
Choose one of the eight surrounding courses to begin.
Explore the diploma options and the types of postsecondary education oppurtunities available to students in Tennessee.
Key components of a high quality transition plan and practical strategies for involving your students and other IEP team members in the development process.
Learn tools and strategies to prepare students to live and navigate life after high school as independently as possible.
Learn about supports and services available in your community and the role they play in a students successful transition.

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Transition Tennessee is a collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education, Vanderbilt University’s Department of Special Education, and TennesseeWorks.