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PEPNET 2.0 PEPNet's mission is to improve transition services and educational access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with co-occurring disabilities, thus enhancing educational opportunities.
www.dhhtexastransition.org the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Resources website
DARS The DARS, Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.
TSD - The career and transition services staff at the Texas School for the Deaf are dedicated towards helping our students envision and achieve their post-secondary goals through a well-planned and coordinated process that is centered around the students strengths, interests, and needs. The ACCESS (Adult Curriculum for Community, Employment, and Social Skills) Program is a blend of classroom instruction and community-based learning. It is designed to help Deaf students (18-22) develop practical real-world skills that will enable them to successfully live in the community with or without supports.
College and Tech Schools
Going To College
This website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities
Key Laws link to Disability Laws - General
The Next Step Higher Ed Video
TEA Special Education Division
Secondary Transition guidance:
SW Gallaudet Regional Center (GURC) Austin
The goal of the Gallaudet Regional Center is to provide a regional connection to Gallaudet University, its educational programs, and its community. The center will offer extension courses, training workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people from birth through adulthood.
College - Financial Aid
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Contact info: 512-427-6100
Texas Financial Aid Center: 888-311-8881 texasprojectfirst.org/AgePostGraduation.html
(Deaf/Blind Waiver and others)http://www.collegefortexans.com/cfbin/tofa.cfm?Kind=W
A Resource Guide for Special Education Students on Transition Services:
AHEAD in Texas (Association of Higher Education and Disability)
The Higher Education Act
Parent Tips For Transition Planning
Information on transition planning (TP) which helps to prepare young people for their futures. TP is required in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with a disability by age 16. Provides tips on how to prepare a student for transitioning from school to further education, employment and independent living. This link opens a PDF document.
The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities is within the office of the Governor. The Committee's mission is to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, and self-determination. The Committee is composed of 12 members appointed by the governor, and of nonvoting ex officio members. The appointed members are appointed for staggered terms of two years. At least seven of the appointed members must be persons with disabilities. The Committee serves as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities. The staff of the Governor’s Committee supports and manages the work of the Committee. The Committee’s enabling statute is in the Human Resources Code, Chapter 115.
Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 12428 Austin, TX 78711
Dial 711 or your relay provider of choice
This document is available in alternate formats on request.
November 30, 2009
Vcampus, The e-Learning Solution Provider!
1850 Centennial Park Drive, Ste.200
Reston, VA 20191
*Provides online courses through several accredited colleges and universities that allow for starting a degree from scratch or finishing up a degree.
Project FIRST (Family, Information, Resources, Support and Training)
Virginia Commonwealth University's Decisions to Get the Job document (If, When, How to disclose your disability)
The ARC of Texas
Partners Resource Network
Job Accommodation Network
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs (IDEA)
Office for Civil Rights
Customer Service Team
550 12 Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2600
Dallas, TX 75201
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
*NICHCY Briefing Paper is intended to serve as a guide to help parents and educators know what ADD is, what to look for, and what to do. NICHCY is one of four clearinghouses established by Congress to provide specialized information on disabilities