The OCO website was supported with federal funds from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education from 2000-2006. However, the contents do not represent the policy of the Department of Education.
On this site you will find articles, fact sheets, on-line training modules, contacts for programs in Maryland, and related websites on serving students with intellectual disabilities in postsecondary settings who still receive special education services in public schools. Be sure to check out "Resources" and "Training and Support" on this site and see:
Resource for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Services for Public School Students with Disabilities (Ages 18-21)in Postsecondary Settings
Grigal, M.E., Neubert, D.A., & Moon, M.S. (2005). Transition services for students with significant disabilities in college and community settings: Strategies for planning, implementation and evaluation. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc.
A book on designing, implementing, or evaluating transition services for students with disabilities ages 18 and older in college or community settings. Includes reproducible copies of blank forms to design, implement, and evaluate services (on CD-ROM in Microsoft Excel). Order from www.proedinc.com or call 800-897-3202.
Interested in identifying resources in your community to assist students with disabilities transition to employment, independent living, postsecondary education, recreation, and adult services? Use our Community Assessment Form
• The New Frontierwww.thinkcollege.net
• PERC www.transitiontocollege.net
• National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities www.heath.gwu.edu/
Go to: Intellectual Disabilities
• Transition Coalition www.transitioncoalition.org/
Go to: Tools and Resources, 18-21 Programs Database