Transition and Employment Guide

The Transition and Employment Guide was required by HB 617 from the 83rd Texas Legislature and developed by TEA with a team of stakeholders from across the state.

The Texas Transition & Employment Guide includes

  • Sections on Self Advocacy, Transition Services, Employment and Supported Employment, Social Security Programs, Community and Long Term Services and Supports, Postsecondary Educational Programs and Services, Information Sharing, and Guardianship and Alternatives
  • Phone numbers, emails, and websites to help you find what you need
  • Timeline of steps that students and families can take as they make the transition from student to adult

Use the links below to access an electronic copy of this guide.

To find contact information for a district or charter school in Texas, access the list of Transition and Employment Services Designees posted to the Legal Framework website (Region 18).

If you are the Transition & Employment Services Designee (TED) for your district or charter school, check out these resources:

  • TED Teps blog series on the What's So Special blog
  • What Do I Need to Know? Comprehensive list of key elements and requirements for transition planning in Texas
  • Required training: As outlined in TEC 29.011, “the commissioner shall develop minimum training guidelines” for TEDs. See the Transition in Texas website for online courses and more information about required training (anticipated publication Spring 2018).
  • Agency Linkage website: Agencies and providers throughout Austin and central Texas
  • Transfer of Rights template available at no cost. Check with your special education administrative team and/or legal department before using this form to meet legal requirements. See below for links to order these forms in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese:
  • English version order form
  • Spanish version order form (coming soon!)
  • Vietnamese version order form (coming soon!)

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