Federal Legislation


Americans with Disabilities Act


This website is great resource to people with disabilities, their families and professionals on matters of education , transition and employment.

IDEA 2004 Close Up: Transition Planning

http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/health/933-idea-2004-close-up-transition planning.gs?page=1

Provides a brief summary of transition planning and the IEP as defined by IDEA 2004.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.  WIOA will assist transiting youth with disabilities with pre-employment transition services to prepare them to seek and retain competitive integrated employment.  WIOA calls for an Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.  To learn more about WIOA and how it benefits individuals with disabilities, please go to: http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/pdf/WIOA-Factsheet.pdf

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resources

To assist states and local communities, CLASP has created a resource page on their website highlighting specific areas in meeting WIOA requirements. All resources listed are based on research and best practices in the field. The areas of focus include: career pathways for youth adults; youth; adult education and basic skills; workforce development and workforce training; subsidized employment; and job quality.

Wrightslaw: Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning 

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/trans.index.htm, and http://www.wrightslaw.com/idea/art/defs.transition.htm                                           

Drawing on case law, and IDEA regulations, this site explains what transitions services are for children with disabilities and how it is designed to be result oriented. The sites explain the definition of transition services and according to the IDEA 2004 law.


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Last Updated (Wednesday, 10 December 2014)