Part B (ages 6 through 21)

Federal Sources Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education - Home Page

Institute of Education Science - Special Education Research
Perceptions and Expectations of Youth With Disabilities.
A Special Topic Report of Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - Home Page
29th Annual Report to Congress, Parts B and C
General IDEA Guidance from OSEP
OSEP’s Legislation and Policy Guidance
OSEP Policy Correspondence

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA 2004 Website:
Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
This site is a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.

Data Accountability Center (DAC) - Home Page
Data Tables for OSEP State Reported Data
This information is provided for those interested in the numbers of students with disabilities and trends.  The information is collected by state according to the requirements of Section 618 of IDEA 2004.  No interpretation is provided.  The viewer should read the latest OSEP annual report to congress for the interpretation of the data:
29th Annual Report to Congress, Parts B and C
Population & Enrollment Data
State-level Data Files

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)– Home Page
Definition: Self-determination skills at exit based on The Arc’s Self-determination Scale; self-determination in choosing daily activities
Teaching Self-Determination Skills (General Practice)
Research to Practice Lesson Plan Starter Self-Determination
Transition Assessment Guide
Predictors of Post-School Success
Self-Determination Component Skills
Self-Knowledge, Communication, Life Skills, and Goal Setting
Self-Determination for Secondary School Students

Beach Center on Disability – Home Page
Self-determination web section
Enhancing Self-Determination Through Group Action Planning
A Functional Model of Self-Determination: Describing Development and Implementing Instruction
Promoting Transition Goals and Self-Determination Through Student Self Directed Learning: The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction
General self determination tips
Teaching self-determination
Ten steps to independence: Promoting self-determination in the home

IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations

The Arc of the United States – Home Page
The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale (SDS) procedural guidelines
The Arc's Self-Determination Scale (adolescent version)

Learning Disabilities Association of America – Home Page
Summary of Performance (Sop)
Success in College for Adults with Learning Disabilities
How College Students with Learning Disabilities Can Advocate for Themselves