Federal and State Requirements

In Ohio, students with disabilities ages 14 or younger, if appropriate, formally enter into the secondary transition planning process. A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive planning that is driven by the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths. This comprehensive planning moves students toward successful future outcomes in competitive, integrated employment, education, and independent living. 


State and Federal Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations regarding secondary transition and workforce development for students with disabilities  include, but are not limited to, the Individuals with Disabilities Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and Ohio Employment First.


WIOA Section 511: 
Subminimum Wage

Section 511 of Title IV of the WIOA implements new requirements on the payment of subminimum wage to individuals with disabilities.


Innovative Strategies For Improving College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities

Grant projects were funded during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Project Teams implemented strategies based upon evidence-based predictors and practices for improving post-school outcomes in the areas of competitive, integrated employment, education/training, and independent living.


Ohio Transition Support Partnership

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) are partnering to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities, beginning at age 14


Secondary Transition Modules

These modules offer educators an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge related to comprehensive secondary transition planning for students with disabilities.


Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that states report the post-school engagement of students with disabilities in post-secondary education and employment. IDEA also requires that all school districts collect outcome data for their students with individualized education programs (IEPs) at least once every six years. Ohio fulfills this obligation through the Ohio Longitudinal Transition study (OLTS).


Career Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Exceptional Children and the Office of Career Technical Education collaboratively support the provision of career technical education and special education to improve postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities has begun a rolling implementation of Pre-Employment Transition Services. These exciting new services are available to students with disabilities on an IEP or who are eligible for purposes of a 504, regardless of if the students have an open vocational rehabilitation case.


Transition to Work Endorsement

Individuals coordinating transition may be interested in obtaining a Transition to Work (TTW) Endorsement. Career Assessment Specialists (CAS) and Job Training Coordinators (JTC) are required to hold the TTW Endorsement.


Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network offers free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. They help people with disabilities enhance their employability, and show employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.


Ohio Agencies and Resources

Government, Ohio and National transition resources

Last Modified: 1/19/2018 10:57:39 AM