Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: This “Opening Doors” handbook has been created to assist you, your parents, school counselors, and others on your IEP team in planning for your postsecondary experience. It includes information to help you understand your strengths and identify the support and resources you will need to be successful at the postsecondary level. In addition, this handbook will help you develop advocacy skills so you can take advantage of the time you are in high school to plan your transition to postsecondary education.
Opening Doors to Employment: This “Opening Doors” handbook is created to provide guidance to you as you fulfill your employment goals. As you prepare academically for your future, it is critical to plan vocationally as well. The handbook provides valuable information on career exploration, job preparation, job search strategies, as well as many other useful resources about employment. It is a tool for your success.
Opening Doors to Self-Determination Skills: The handbook provides valuable information to help students with disabilities take another step in preparing for life after high school. It is a tool for your success. Remember, many people will support you in your planning, but, in the end, you will need to make the decisions. This document will assist you in preparing to meet your post high school goals and help ensure you have a happy and healthy life after high school.
Opening Doors A Guide to Adult Services: This handbook has been created to assist you, your parents, school counselors, and others on your IEP team in understanding the range of adult services available and how to access them. As you think about your life after high school, it is important to also think about what type of help you will need, where to find help, and how much this help will cost. This handbook provides information on many types of adult services including job centers, technical colleges and universities, vocational rehabilitation, transportation, social services, human services, social security, independent living centers, housing agencies, private agencies, and many more. In addition, this handbook also provides sample questions to use when interviewing agencies and providers to make sure you are getting the most complete information possible.