Guidance and Resources

Transition for Parents and Families

Published: 4/9/2024 1:36 PM
​​This page provides web links that parents might find helpful as they assist their child in planning and preparing for life after school.

​The interests and preferences of students and families are essential parts of the transition planning process. As a parent of a student with a disability and a key member of your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) Team, the role you play is also critical to ensuring the successful transition of your child from school to post-school activities. 

The redesigned federal website connects the more than ​50 million Americans with disabilities to thousands of trusted resources on disability-related issues, programs and services. The site features comprehensive information from 22 federal agencies, as well as educational institutions, non-profit organizations and state and local governments. Topics covered on the site include: benefits; civil rights; community life; education; emergency preparedness; employment; health; housing; technology; and transportation.

The mission of KY-SPIN, Inc. is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

KnowHow2GOKy is a multiyear, multimedia effort designed to encourage more Kentuckians to plan, enroll and succeed in college. This site primarily targets middle and high school students, and their parents, with motivational content to encourage them to get ready for college.

The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

The mission of the Human Development Institute is to improve the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities and their families through education, research and evaluation, leadership and advocacy.​

Please email the Transition Education Unit if you have any questions.

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