The Texas Education Agency has developed a transition and employment guide for you, the student in Texas public school, who may have received special education services due to a disability. It also provides helpful information for your parents. This guide has steps you and your parents can take to make sure you are able to find the right work-based or educational choices for you after high school. It also tells you where to go to access the services you will need after high school.
The guide is divided into sections on Self Advocacy, Transition Services, Employment and Supported Employment, Social Security Programs, Community and Long Term Services and Supports, Post-Secondary Educational Programs and Services, Information Sharing, and Guardianship and Alternatives. Each section has phone numbers, emails, and websites to help you find what you need. At the end of each section and at the end of the guide, you will find a timeline of steps that you and your parents can take as you make the transition from student to adult. If you have questions about this guide or the information in it, please send TEA an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transition and Employment Guide is located in the top right hand corner of the Transition in Texas website, listed below. Here TEA will make revisions and update the guide on a regular basis in order to keep it accurate and meaningful for you as you prepare to transition into adulthood.
The Spanish and ePub version of the Texas Transition and Employment Guide have now been embedded into the current English version. http://www.transitionintexas.org/guide