Transition Youth Resources

School and Education Resources

Accommodations and Modifications (English-PDF)
This document is designed to assist students, their parents, school districts and state agencies in addressing accommodations and modifications needed to remove barriers hindering the student's successful adult living and employment.

A Parent’s Introduction to Exceptional Student Education in Florida (English-PDF)

Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
This website is a comprehensive guide for college students struggling with mental health issues. It outlines common struggles faced by young adults, including symptoms, treatment options, and where to find support groups.

Dept. of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services (BEESS)

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
The following documents provide instructions for staff in DJJ Residential Facilities on how to make student referrals to VR. This referral process is a collaborative effort between DJJ and VR to connect students in residential programs with Pre-Employment Transition Services and ensure continuity of VR services after their release.

DJJ Process for Referrals to VR
What to Expect - Working with Youth in DJJ Residential Faciltiies

Federal Student Aid
Provides handbooks, guides and forms to help students, families, and professionals understand and obtain financial aid for education.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System

Inclusive Florida Colleges for Students with Intellectual Disability
At this website, you will find an evolving list of Florida’s inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs serving students between the ages of 18 and 43.

McKay Scholarship

New Graduation and Secondary Transition Requirements – What Parents Need to Know (English-PDF)

Project 10: Transition Education Network
Project 10 assists Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes.

State University System of Florida – Services for Students with Disabilities

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
This guide reviewed the best scholarship search platforms and instructs students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.

General Transition Resources

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Florida Inclusion Network

Foster Care Youth in Transition (English-PDF)
This guide explains where, why, when, and how to make the most of the services offered for a successful transition from youth to adulthood for young people with disabilities.

FYI Transition
A fully interactive website designed to assist students with disabilities, their families and professionals plan for transition upon graduation from high school.

School to Work Transition Toolkit
This toolkit was designed for young adults with disabilities who want more information about jobs and careers. It mirrors your job search and offers links to key information, resources, and testimonials from young adults who have used it.

VR Transition Liaisons Map (PDF)
This is a map of the Transition Liaison for each VR unit office.

Career Resources

CareerOneStop includes tools to explore careers, investigate salary and benefit information, review state-by-state labor market conditions and employment trends, research education and training opportunities, plan a job search and browse job sites, write and improve resumes and cover letters, prepare for a job interview, and search for jobs.

Employment First

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
An informative website offering current labor market statistics and career exploration materials.

At FloridaShine, you can discover your interests and skills, explore careers, plan your education, and prepare for work. FloridaShines makes it easy for you to learn about degrees, register for an online course, get your transcript, or check out a book from any of Florida's 40 state colleges or university libraries.

My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more than 900 different careers listed. Users can find careers through keyword searches, by browsing industries that employ different types of workers, or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information about employment projections and other occupation information. Easy to use buttons on the front page of this website show you the highest paying and fastest growing new jobs.

O*NET Online
O*NET Online supports students in career planning by providing key data for identifying and developing workplace skills.

What’s My Next Move? Career Guide
This guide includes seven easy steps to help students plan a career path after graduation.

Through YouthRules! the Department of Labor and its partners promote positive and safe work experiences to help prepare young workers entering the workforce.