Transition for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

In making the transition from the school years to adult life, students who are blind or visually impaired need information and advice specific to their needs. In this section you'll find resources for students, parents, families, and professionals.

 For Families & Professionals

Transition Tutorial
Perkins eLearning
This collection of webcasts and webinars addressing transition planning can be viewed at no charge, or can be used to earn 40 ACVREP credits for a fee.

Transition Happens, Ready or Not!
American Foundation for the Blind

This brief introduction defines transition and identifies key elements in the process, emphasizing individual initiative and the importance of planning. There are numerous links on the AFB Career Connect site for families and friends, teens, professionals, job seekers, and employers.

Finding Your Place: APSEA Transition Services for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired (2003)
Provincial Centre: Special Education Technology

The Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) produced this 17-minute video to highlight their transition services for students. Transition teams, including students and families, address issues including career choices, independent living skills, housing, transportation, budgeting, recreation and leisure, post-secondary options and employment.

Talking from the Heart - Life After Grade 12 (2007)
Provincial Centre: Special Education Technology

Seven young adults, all of whom are blind or visually impaired, were invited by PRCVI to share their experiences and insights about life before and after grade.

Transition to College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities: Dreams vs.Reality, Gaps and Challenges, and Strategies to Address Them
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center NSTTAC)
This Report summarizes the findings of the May 6 – 7, 2012 NSTTAC Focus Group to identify key challenges and solutions to transition issues.

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