Web and device-based app that students with disabilities use to help transition to adult life

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The Disability Rights Center of Kansas has designed a transition app to increase self-direction and self-advocacy for youth in the transition planning process. 

The iTransition app is a free, user-friendly, web and device-based app that empowers students to have a successful school to adult life transition. It’s an easy way for students with disabilities to play an active role in their transition plan. The student simply uses the app to answer a handful of questions about their goals. Takes only 5-10 minutes. The questions in the app help students give input into the requirements of the state and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The app then outputs a draft transition plan. You get a customized, comprehensive, downloadable document to help with your transition to adult life. Try it out!  

Use the App

Here are the best ways to access the app:

1. Go to www.itransitionks.org

2. Download it on Google Play or iTunes.

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Additional Information

This app is for high-school aged students with disabilities with an IEP, ages 14 and older. An IEP (Individualized Education Program) details your special education services. After completing a brief 10 minute survey, the app produces an individualized “Draft Transition Plan,” based on your answers. A “Transition Plan” is an important part of your IEP document. A “Transition Plan” is your road map to transition to adult life after high school. You can then email a copy of your draft transition plan to yourself or others.

A transition plan helps you move into adult life after high school. It helps you reach your dreams. Your school must develop a written transition plan as part of your Individualized Education Program (IEP). Having an effective transition plan is important. It helps you get the right services and supports so you can do what you want after high school. A transition plan can help you do things like get a job, train for a job, continue your education, and live independently.

The app also has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section that provides more information about transition services you may be entitled to, IEPs and other information about special education and related services.

This app is intended to serve as a guide to Kansas students, parents and educators on transition planning based upon requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Act for Exceptional Children. Individuals residing outside of Kansas may use this free app, but it is recommend that you first check your state laws to ensure the information is applicable in your state. It’s always a good idea to consult with your state’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) to find out how the tools of this app may be applicable in your state (go to www.NDRN.org to find the P&A in your state). The information contained in the app is not legal advice. Please contact an attorney in your state for advice if you need specific advice.

So far DRC has helped customized the app for six states:

iTransition Kansas (Kansas)

The original transition app developed by DRC.
App information and materials | app is available on the web (www.itransitionks.org), iTunes, and Google Play stores

WiTransition (Wisconsin)

DRC Partnered with the Wisconsin Transition Improvement Grant
App information and materials | app is available on the web (www.witransition.com), iTunes, and Google Play stores

Transition ND (North Dakota)

DRC partnered with the North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project
Flyer for App |Available on the web (www.transition.com), iTunes, and Google Play stores

iTransition SD (South Dakota)

DRC partnered with the Disability Rights South Dakota
Available on the web (www.itransitionsd.org)

Engage Alabama (Alabama)

DRC partnered with the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Alabama Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program.
Available on the web (www.engageal.com), iTunes and Google Play stores

WV iTransition (West Virginia)

DRC partnered with the Disability Rights of West Virginia.
Available on the web (www.wvitransition.com), iTunes and Google Play stores

Web and device-based app that students with disabilities use to help transition to adult life