Student-Centered Transitions Network

Transition Updates

June 2021
Transition and Employment Designee (TED) Resource
The SCTN's new resource, Transition and Employment Designee Guidelines, is now available. The guidelines provide TEDs with information and tools to better understand their role.

The guidelines provide information on:
  • frequently asked questions;
  • statutory requirements and related resources;
  • state agencies essential to interagency coordination; and
  • building capacity within the different areas of TED responsibility
Transition News You Can Use
Free Pre-Employment Transition Services(Pre-ETS) Resources
The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) has a curated list of free resources for educators and Pre-ETS providers. It is essential that students and their families have the right resources and activities to prepare them to make decisions for postsecondary opportunities. This includes information on the following topics.
  • Community colleges (degrees, certificate programs, and classes)
  • Universities (public and private)
  • Career pathways related workshops/training programs
  • Trade and technical schools
  • Military
  • Postsecondary programs at community colleges and universities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
New Tool for Planning Employment Assessments
The Center on Transition Innovations at Virginia Commonwealth University has a new infographic for educators to assist with the process of assessing employment skills. Conducting an authentic assessment for employment, like other forms of assessments, takes planning. Start with the end in mind and align the assessment with student goals, interests, and skills to tasks in a work environment. Collaborate with the business to develop and implement the assessment. The outcome of this assessment will provide real-world information regarding student interests, strengths, skills, and conditions for success.

Learn More About the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE)
At work, it's what people CAN do that matters. That's the simple message behind the "What Can You Do?" campaign.

Find out how this initiative challenges common misconceptions about disability employment and encourages employers and others to recognize the value and talent that people with disabilities add to America's workplaces and economy.
Recently released FAQ on House Bill (HB) 999

This month, we wanted to highlight a few questions from the HB 999 FAQ regarding graduation for students in the 2020-2021 school year.

What does HB 999 do?

HB 999 allows students who are in 12th grade during the 2020–2021 school year to graduate regardless of the number of required assessments they have failed by going through the Individual Graduation Committee (IGC) process.

Who does HB 999 apply to?

HB 999 applies to students who were seniors during the 2020-2021 school year, including students enrolled through the summer of 2021.

Are students who receive special education services eligible to receive an (IGC) review under HB 999?

When a student receives special education services, the student’s admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee determines whether the student is required to achieve satisfactory performance on the end-of-course (EOC) assessments. If the ARD committee determines that a student is not required to achieve satisfactory performance on the EOC assessments, the student is considered to be in compliance with assessment requirements under Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.025 and an IGC review would not be necessary.

HB 999 does not make any changes to ARD committee requirements and processes.