Post-Secondary Transition begins no later than the year a student turns 16 as defined by IDEA. Per IDEA, transition is designed to be a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student to facilitate movement from school to life after high school. This may include; further education, employment, and/or independent living.The goal of this training module is to equip parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing with information and resources about the transition process.

Topics included in this module:

  1. Laws and Key Information Parents Need to Know about the Transition Process
  2. From Parent Advocacy to Student Advocacy
  3. Technology Transitions
  4. The Parenting Aspects of Transition
  5. Strategies to Assist the Process of Transition

Each topic in the module includes:

  1. Learning Objectives
  2. Activities
  3. Topical Readings
  4. Additional Resources
  5. Evaluation

This Hands & Voices training module was made possible through a project of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.