Resources address the needs of transitioning youth with disabilities and offer strategies for developing appropriate support services for them, including State and local examples.
Special Education Decisions for Children in Foster Care: Everyone Has A Role (PDF - 56 KB)
Stotland, Stocco, Darr, & McNaught
ABA Child Law Practice, 26(2), 2007
Addresses the role of education decision-maker for children in foster care.
Transition for Youth With Disabilities: A Look at State Programs, Progress, and Promising Practices (PDF - 464 KB)
Provides an overview of State programs and efforts addressing the needs of youth in transition with disabilities, including information on laws, policies, and the progress of State transition programs.
What You Need to Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 (PDF – 337 KB)
Social Security Administration (2016)
Describes key resources and information for youth with disabilities receiving SSI. "Helping Young People with Disabilities Successfully Transition to Adulthood," a Social Security Matters blog post, explains the expanded early application period for youth with disabilities leaving foster care, which may help facilitate a smoother transition to adult SSI benefits.
Youth With Disabilities Aging Out of Foster Care: Issues and Support Strategies
Hill & Stenhjem
Impact, 19(1), 2006
Addresses the unique needs of youth in foster care with disabilities and best practices in the transition planning process.
H.B. 1230 Monitoring Report: Transition Experience of Texas Youth With Disabilities (PDF - 1,280 KB)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (2009)
Presents findings from a telephone survey of youth with disabilities and an analysis of outcomes of transition-age youth. Results address youth demographics, education, housing, employment, high school transition, job training, community integration, health care coverage, and transportation.
Transition: The Passage From Youth to Adulthood: Your Guide to the Services and Information That Can Make Transition a Success for Young People With Disabilities Who Went Through the Foster Care System (PDF - 5,714 KB)
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities & Florida's Children First (2009)
Addresses services and supports in a variety of areas, such as education, guardianship, vocational rehabilitation, assistive technology, and Social Security.