ESC-20 Conference Building
Transition » Educators


An organization with a high level of professionalism for VACs , Transition Specialists, Job Coaches, Vocational Counselors, Life Skills Teachers and other professionals working directly with VAC students or in the area of transition.

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need based. 

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

The YouthRules! initiative promotes positive and safe work experiences for teens by providing information about protections for young workers to youth, parents, employers, and educators. Through the YouthRules! initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor and its partners promote positive and safe work experiences that help prepare young workers in the 21st-century workforce.

Child Labor Laws cover any employee under 18 years of age. Once an individual reaches age 18, they are considered an adult under child labor laws. The Texas Child Labor Law ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is harmful to the child's safety, health or well-being.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Site contains links and resources to help students and adults gain employment

Search one of the largest job databases in Texas. Register for work so employers can find you. Use job search resources to increase your job opportunities. Get resume writing tips and learn job-winning interviewing techniques.

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the education and employment success of youth and young adults with disabilities. 

DO*IT-Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

The Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center is a collection of resources and tools available to all stakeholders committed to building a strong college and career readiness culture in Texas schools. Housed at Education Service Center Region 13, the center’s two main projects, the Texas College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide and the Texas Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center, were created to support all educators as they continue to assist students for successful post-secondary options. The center’s website hosts these major state-funded initiatives for easy access and reference.

San Antonio Community College District (ACCD)
The Alamo Colleges District serves the Bexar County community through its programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with Master's and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment. Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran's services, and job placement.

Office of Disability Supports

Northwest Vista College
Disability Support Services  

Palo Alto College
Disability Support Services 

St. Philip's College
Disability Support Service 

San Antonio College
Disability Support Service 

Northeast Lakeview
Disability Support Service 


Higher Education Office of Disability Supports 

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)-210-458-4157

Texas A&M San Antonio-210-784-1340

University of Incarnate Word-210-829-3997

ST. Mary's University-210-436-6706

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was originally funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs from 2000-2008, during which time it partnered with six major organizations also focused on the secondary education and transition of youth with disabilities. NCSET coordinated national resources, offered technical assistance, and disseminated information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

The Graduation Effect 
Great resources to help every child graduate

Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
The mission of the Alamo Area Council of Governments is to enhance the quality of life of all residents of the Alamo Region in partnership with elected and appointed officials, funders, community partners and beneficiaries.

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities helps people with developmental disabilities achieve their potential for independence, productivity and integration into their communities by working to develop a comprehensive system of service and supports in Texas.

HHSC works to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds.

Arc of San Antonio
Our Mission: To enhance the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Our vision: To provide quality, innovative services to the maximum number of people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities to help them achieve their potential.

Pacer Center
PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others

Local, State and National Resources Transition resources for Educators 

TEC §29.011 Transition Planning 

TEC §29.0111 Beginning of Transition Planning

TEC §29.0112 Transition and Employment Guide

TEC §29.017 Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority

TAC §89.1049 Parental Rights Regarding Adult Students

TAC §89.1055 Content of the IEP

TAC §89.1070 Graduation Requirements

TAC §75.1023 Provisions for Individuals Who Are Members of Special Populations (Career and Technical Education)

Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center-Transition Matrix 
The Transition Assessment Matrix was developed for secondary education transition teachers by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC).  Assessments included in the Matrix have either been created by INSTRC, are available online, or are those for which INSTRC has received permission from the original publisher.  Recent Matrix updates make it easier to navigate and identify assessments that meet the specific needs of your students.

Quick book of Transition Assessments 
Great book of Transition assessments that can be downloaded

Transition Assessments and Activities
A live binder with transition resources 

Transition Tennessee
Great site, created with support form the Vanderbilt University.  Transition Tennessee can help you build a comprehensive transition program for students 

University of Oklahoma-Zarrow Center
The Zarrow Center facilitates student-directed educational, employment and adult living outcomes for individuals with disabilities, fosters innovative self-determination oriented instruction and transition education practices, and prepares educational leaders.

South Bend Community Schools Corporation
Variety of different assessments to choose from

This assessment tool was developed for Autism Speaks through a contract with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.