- The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) was organized in 1976 as the twelfth division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). DCDT focuses on the career development of children, youth and adults of all ages and exceptionalities. DCDT also focuses on transition from school to adult life as a major component of the career development process.
- National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) was established in 2004 by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as part of OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network, which supports the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NDPC-SD was specifically established to assist in building states' capacity to increase school completion rates for students with disabilities through knowledge synthesis, technical assistance, and dissemination of interventions and practices that work. NDPC-SD is located at the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) at Clemson University.
- Transition Coalition
Resources for providing transition services to young adults with disabilities in secondary special education. Features include free publications, training, and contacts for parents, service providers, and teachers. A valuable training site is the Best Practices in Planning for Transtion from School to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) - NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
- Transition Research Institute at Illinois (TRI) - TRI, established in 1985, identifies effective practices, conducts intervention and evaluation research, and provides technical assistance activities that promote the successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to adult life. TRI also serves as an information resource for teachers, service providers and researchers statewide, nationally and internationally. The Transition Research Institute is the lead institution for the consortium, the National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities (NTA).
- National Transition Network (NTN) - NTN was funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs until September 30, 2001. NTN provided technical assistance and evaluation services to states with grants for Transition Systems Change and School-to-Work.
- Best Practices (this highlights other states...our state website should highlight our best resources) but includes an outside link to The Regional Resource and Federal Center Network