College & Career Transitions

Making a seamless transition from high school to post-secondary education, vocational training or employment can be difficult for students, especially if they are also dealing with potential barriers such as intellectual or physical disabilities.

Our work in this area includes:

Transition Services supporting youth with disabilities

Getting into college, beginning career training, or starting a new job can be challenging. But even the most difficult barriers can be overcome with the right information. Supported by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Center staff can assist students, teachers and school systems with these challenges by providing:

    • Training on writing Transition IEPs
    • On-site or remote technical assistance with review and recommendations regarding IEPs
    • Other Transition assistance targeted to the needs of individual schools

Self-Advocacy and Career Planning
The Center conducts training and technical assistance in delivering a self-determination and career planning curriculum to school personnel who are interested in empowering students at the point of transition from school to adult life.

For more information contact:

Middle to East Tennessee:
Crystal Bishop

Middle to West Tennessee:
Melvin Jackson