This directory lists centers or organizations that offer transition-focused resources or information for students, families or professionals. While most resources are applicable to Texas students, we encourage checking with a Texas agency first or contact us for assistance.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is the center for awareness and education on deaf and hard of hearing issues and services in Texas. Our goal is to (1) help connect people to resources and services, (2) raise awareness, and (3) improve communication access.
Governor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities
The mission of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities is to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, and self-determination. The Committee of 12 members serves as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities.
Texas Project FIRST
Created by parents, for parents...this website is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities
The Texas Transition Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Texas Workforce Commission
A variety of information is available for service providers, job seekers, employees, businesses and employers as well as policy makers. In addition, details about the different initiatives in place for employment are also available.
Texas Workforce: Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI)
LMCI provides various information and assessments such as Texas industry profiles, Occupation and Skill Computer-Assisted Researcher (OSCAR) to assess career interests, and Reality Check to assess how much money one will need and which career best fits.
DeafTEC at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
DeafTEC is a technological education center, providing resources for high schools and community colleges to improve education and employment in the STEM field for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Supported by the National Technical Institute of the Deaf at RIT.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides information and resources regarding learning disabilities and transition.
National Center for Secondary Education and Transition
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures. Their resource, Youthhood.org, guides youth and adults through different aspects of transition planning.
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC)
The National Deaf Center is a technical assistance and knowledge center, offering resources and individualized support on transition planning or accessibility in post-secondary education.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
NTACT assists State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR Agencies, and VR service providers in implementing and promising evidence-based practices, ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
The American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA)
ADARA is a professional organization for vocational rehabilitation counselors, mental health service providers, or other related fields who serve individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or DeafBlind.