Transition News

Published: April 4th, 2019

Report: 6 Skills Students Need for Careers

There are six skills that schools should be teaching to help prepare students for future employment, according to the National School Boards Association’s Commission to Close the Skills Gap. The skills are critical thinking, decision-making, customer focus, dependability and reliability, adaptability and trainability, and teamwork, according to the commission. For more information, please go to T.H.E. Journal.

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Published: April 4th, 2019

ACT Accommodations and English Learner Supports for Educators

ACT is committed to serving examinees with documented disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations appropriate to the examinee’s diagnosis and needs. ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an examinee’s disability.

To assist students who currently receive accommodations in school due to a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, see the ACT Policy for Accommodations Documentation (PDF), which will guide you through the process of requesting test accommodations on the ACT test.

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Published: March 5th, 2019

New Online Training Resources on Working with Youth in Transition

Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQ youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, collaborating with peer support providers, and supporting youth advocacy.

Watch the trailer »

Access all 10 video briefs and related resources »

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Published: January 7th, 2019

CNBC: The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of job postings in order to determine which skills companies need most in 2019. They found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard technical skills and matched these skills with LinkedIn Learning courses that are free for the month of January. Click on the link to read the article and resources for your students.

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Published: October 11th, 2018

Secondary Transition 101: What You Need to Know if You Are a First Year Secondary Teacher, VR Counselor, or Want to Assess Your Transition Practices

This back-to-school webinar provided by NTACT  focuses on what secondary transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with disabilities in schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Basic information about IDEA, ADA, and how WIOA applies to providing transition services to youth with disabilities in high school. Session Outcomes: • Increase knowledge of transition requirements in IDEA • Increased awareness of quality transition planning practices and service delivery • Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to transition • Increased awareness of student-centered planning, family engagement, and cultural considerations

Presenter: Dr. Diane Bassett

Diane Bassett is a Professor Emerita at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught, published, and held grants in the delivery of transition services for over 30 years.

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Published: August 14th, 2018

Workplace Resources for Intellectual Disability

Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) experience significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior.  The Arc reports that between one and three percent of Americans have ID. The majority of adults with ID are either unemployed or underemployed. This list of resources can help workforce professionals better understand this disability type and facilitate employment opportunities. Please visit Workforce GPS at for access to this valuable resource

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Published: August 13th, 2018

Workforce GPS: Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program provides individuals with disabilities receiving disability benefits opportunities to return to work, stay employed and increase earnings. As a result, beneficiaries with disabilities may reduce their dependency on public benefits and become more economically self-sufficient. This page contains links to administer Ticket to Work through an Employment Network (EN) in the public workforce system. The benefits of an American Job Center (AJC) being an EN are two-fold. Please visit for more information.

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