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Below is a list of resources that are free to use. If you are looking for something that is not listed below, please contact us!

Positive Personal Profile

The PPP is a simple document outlining an individual’s interests and strengths, used to identify what is important and what the individual aspires to achieve. The focus is on skills and preferences, rather than labels and deficits. This positive approach helps us to determine what the individual can do and loves to do. It also identifies the person’s passions and values, which helps to determine what is meaningful for the individual.

Life Skills Assessment

TransCen, Inc.’s Life Skills Assessment is a simple, one-page survey that measures an individual’s ability to function safely and effectively in our world. The tool uses a 5-point rating scale to evaluate an individual’s level of independence and support needs across a number of life domains (i.e., home, community, social competencies).

CRP Pre-ETS Guidebook

CRP Pre-ETS Guidebook: Strategies for community rehabilitation providers to collaborate on Pre-ETS (PDF)
This easy to use Guide provides information, strategies and resources Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) can use to deliver Pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities.  Additionally, CRP staff, Vocational Rehabilitation staff and educators will find ideas and tools to build and enhance their partnerships.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services: A Guide for Collaboration Among State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and Education Partners (PDF)
Educational and vocational rehabilitation programs each have key roles and responsibilities in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. To help facilitate understanding, and promote local discussion and planning, this Guide has been developed for educators and VR Counselors to use to enhance their partnership and improve coordination of services to students with disabilities. Also included is a section with information and tools for engaging families in the transition planning and support for their student.

Findings from Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on VR Practices and Youth (2014-2020)

The Center conducted research and provided trainings and technical assistance in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the effective strategies, methodologies, and models of VR services provided to youth and young adults with disabilities in our country. Six interrelated, novel research studies were conducted, leading to publications, related products, tools, and other resources, all providing up-to-date, evidence-based information to educators, rehabilitation professionals, youth with disabilities and their families, advocates, researchers, and policymakers on improving VR service delivery to accomplish the long-term goal of improving the lives of transitioning youth with disabilities and their families.

The Center was operated as a partnership between TransCen, Inc., the University of Maryland, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. It was supported through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

The publications and resources developed by the Center are provided below –

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