Transition Guide and Directory

Guide to the transition from high school to adult life for students with disabilities and resources for postsecondary education, vocation, employment, and life skills.


  • This Guide
  • Table of Contents
  • Law & Legal Issues - What are My Rights?

Transition Timeline

  • Freshman/Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Interests, Skills, and Career Assessment

  • Self Advocacy
  • Career Exploration and Assessments

Government Help

  • DES - Rehabilitation Services Administration
  • DES - Division of Developmental Disabilities

College Education

  • Maricopa County Community Colleges
  • State Universities
  • Scholarships & Other Resources

Vocational Education

  • East Valley Institute of Technology
  • Other Vocational Schools and Opportunities

Other Resources

  • General Transition Resources
  • General Disability Resources
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Services for Blind and Deaf
  • Other


  • Employment Resources

Life Care and Independent Living

  • Life Care & Independent Living Options
  • Transportation Assistance

Assistive Technology

  • Assistive Technology Resources


  • Health Care Options

Parent Support

  • Parent Resources


  • Youth Resources