A New Opportunity! This year Project 10 is adding a QR code to selected publications that opens a short survey to collect input from you, our constituents! The publications with an asterisk (*) after the title contain the short story. Your insight will help us to improve how we serve you. Please take a moment to share your impressions with us.
The intended audience for this series includes school and program personnel, including teachers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, guidance counselors, mental health specialists, and juvenile justice personnel who work with transition-aged youth and young adults, as well as families and students with disabilities.
Check back often for additions and updates.
Below are descriptions of our current publications. To download a specific publication, select it from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.
Benchmarks for Middle School Transition Planning*
Families and other transition stakeholders can support their middle school students to transition to high school and beyond by helping them to accomplish these benchmarks. These activities are organized around the predictors of post-school outcomes which indicate the experiences that help students transition to adult life. This publication is also available in Haitian Creole - Nòm pou Planifye Tranzisyon nan Lekòl Pre‐Segondè and Spanish - Referencias para la planificación de la transición de la escuela intermedia.
Career and Technical Education: Enhancing Educational Experiences in Middle School, High School and Postsecondary Education*
This product explains how Career and Technical Education (CTE) emphasizes real-world skills and practical knowledge within a student's career of interest. From grades six through postsecondary education, CTE is a pathway that helps students earn certificates and degrees that lead to employment. This product is also available in Haitian Creole - Fòmasyon Pwofesyonèl ak Teknik: Amelyore Eksperyans Edikatif nan Premye Sik Segondè, Lekòl Segondè ak Edikasyon Apre Segondè and Spanish - Educación vocacional y técnica: Mejoramiento de las experiencias educativas en la escuela intermedia, escuela preparatoria y educación postsecundaria.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Substitutions: The Who, What, When, Why and How*
This document will assist districts to determine which Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses can be substituted for required content related courses. A step-by-step process is outlined and relevant resources are shared.
Community-Based Instruction: An Instructional Strategy*
This guide provides assistance to schools implementing community-based instruction (CBI) and includes strategies in the vocational domain. CBI is an evidence-based practice that can help schools to meet students' education and transition needs.
Educational Acronyms and Abbreviations
This list of acronyms and abbreviations can assist you to decode the educational alphabet soup you may encounter in written communications or in meetings/webinars.
Extended Transition Programs List 2020 (Florida 18-22 Programs)
Project 10 has just released this publication which includes information on programs and activities for 18-22 year-olds in the state. Specific program categories, names, and activities, along with the districts offering them, are described in this document.
Family Guide to Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
This guide is a tool designed for families who are planning for the successful transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life. Although the guide was written for parents and families, other people involved in transition planning, such as students, teachers or agency representatives, may also find this guide to be helpful.
Getting Ready for Educational Opportunities After High School: Families Supporting Students for Success*
This resource provides information to families as they help their youth to prepare for postsecondary educational opportunities after exiting high school. The document shares college, career and life-readiness steps, as well as resources to support those steps. This product is also available in Haitian Creole - Prepare w pou Opòtinite Edikatif yo Apre Klas Tèminal: Fanmi yo Ede Elèv yo pou yo Reyis and Spanish - Preparándose para las oportunidades educativas después de la escuela preparatoria: Familias que apoyan a los estudiantes para el éxito.
Glossary of Terms
This glossary provides brief explanations of terms used by people who work with students with disabilities. Different school districts may use these words in somewhat different ways. Always feel free to ask for definitions of words being used to describe a student or the student's educational plan.
Graduation Pathways Chart
This document is a detailed description of all the credit requirements for each of the common graduation pathways.
Helpful Online Transition-Related Resources
Project 10 developed this list of resources to support teachers and transition stakeholders who are teaching and providing transition services to students with disabilities through distance learning methods. The core of the document is focused on five separate courses, including the following: Self-Determination, Transition Planning, Career Preparation, Career Experience and Preparation for Adult Living. The course requirements for students are described in four tables and include curriculum, instruction, lesson plans and video resources to support instructional development.
I'm Determined: Self-Determination Parent Checklist
This checklist will assist parents and students to better understand the self-determination skills the student possesses. Alternately, the checklist can become a list of skills the student needs to develop.
Indicator 13 Toolkit: Writing Compliant Transition Individual Educational Plans (TIEPs)
This product is designed to provide multiple reference tools that will assist school districts to write compliant IEPs. The toolkit will also be useful in reviewing and assessing IEPs for compliance.
This resource will assist families to identify ways to support their youth as they transition to middle school, to high school and, ultimately, to adult life. The resources and references are contained in a separate document - Resources and References for the Middle School Transition Trail Map. This product is also available in Spanish - Mapa de Ruta de Transicion de la Escuela Secundaria para las Familias.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability: Youth Employment Skills Parent Checklist
Parents and families can use this checklist as a guide to help their youth identify skills they possess that assist them to find and keep a job. The checklist is also a helpful tool to identify employment skills that need to be developed. The checklist is organized according to five sections. After each section, there are guiding questions and strategies provided that families can use to help their youth develop employment skills.
Predictors of Post-School Outcomes*
This product, designed for families, describes the 20 research-based predictors of positive post-school outcomes and provides suggested actions that families may take to help their students engage in activities/experiences that support the transition to life after high school. This product is also available in Haitian Creole - Endikatè Rezilta Apre-Lekòl Segondè and Spanish - Predictores de resultados postsecundaria.
Project 10 Padlet: Transition Resources for Families
This padlet is specifically designed to display Project 10 publications and website pages of particular interest to families. We hope this tool will help families quickly and easily identify resources related to them and their youth. The resources are featured in six sections, including the following: Graduation Info and Dropout Prevention; Transition Planning; Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy; Postsecondary Outcomes; Websites of Interest; and Additional Resources.
Project 10 Training List and Regional Transition Representative (RTR) Contact Information
This one-page handout displays the training options available from Project 10 staff and identifies the indicators to which they are related. The back of the handout includes a map of the Project 10 regions and the contact information for the Regional Transition Representatives (RTRs).
Project 10 Website Handout
This one-page handout provides an introduction to the Project 10 website by outlining the major features of the website. This handout can help you find where the information you are seeking is located.
This guide discusses the current trends, policies and development strategies related to school-based enterprises (SBEs). There are benefits of SBE implementation for students as well as schools and communities. The SBE has long been recognized as a program that provides essential "first job" experiences for students with disabilities.
Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families*
This resource assists families to become familiar with graduation and post-school options available to students with disabilities. This twelve-page booklet shares easy-to-follow directions that guide families and students toward transition destinations, including high school graduation and beyond. This publication is also available in Haitian Creole - Plan Tranzisyon nan Segondè pou Fanmi yo and Spanish - Guía para las familias sobre la transición después de la escuela secundaria.
Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Guide*
This guide provides an overview of self-determination and self-advocacy which includes the following: definitions, teacher-led instruction, instructional strategies and the requirement to consider the student's need for self-determination instruction in the individual educational plan (IEP). This publication is available in Haitian Creole - Gid pou Oto-Detèminasyon ak Oto-Defans and Spanish - Guía de autodeterminación y autodefensa.
Standing Up For Me - Plus (SUFM+)
The SUFM+ curriculum has been updated at the high school level and is available for use. Contact the Regional Transition Representative for your region to schedule a training and receive access to the curriculum.
Student Engagement Best Practice Checklist*
This checklist and action plan is a tool to assess how well your school or district implements best practices for improving graduation rates and decreasing dropout rates.
Transition Services Checklist*
This is a comprehensive checklist of transition services that provides age-specific details about when they should occur in the Transition Individual Educational Plan (TIEP). Updated 5/11/22 with legislative updates originating in House Bill 173 (HB 173).
Transition Assessments Chart
The Transition Assessments Chart provides a list of formal and informal transition assessments that range from aptitude tests to questionnaires and interest inventories. Information about finding the assessments online is provided.
United States Department of Education - Keys to Success: Attitude, Self-Advocacy, and Preparation - Postsecondary Education Guiding Questions
This document contains guiding questions and recommendations for families of youth with disabilities to help prepare them for postsecondary education. For example, "Does your youth understand his/her disability? Youth should know their strengths, interests and which accomodations have helped them be successful in learning. Youth with disabilities also need to know how the nature of their disability impacts their learning."
2022 Transition Services and Programs Uniform Best Practices
The 2021 Florida Legislature passed, and Governor DeSantis signed into law, House Bill (HB) 173, requiring the Florida Department of Education in collaboration with the Project 10: Transition Education Network to review existing transition services and programs for students with disabilities to identify best practices. This document lists the best practices that emerged from data that was collected in this review process. The best practices listed here are being used uniformly (90% and above) or prevalently (51% to 89%).
Note: You may contact your Regional Transition Representative (RTR) to schedule a training.