Families: Parents


Parents (i.e., the primary caregivers for a child with a disability)

Parents, you play one of the most important roles in your child's transition to adulthood. You know your child best, and you are the constant in your child's life. Decisions about your child's future cannot be made without your input. Educators recognize the importance of parental involvement in the transition process, but educators also know that it can be difficult for a parent to know how to contribute to their child's transition planning. Thinking about your child being an adult can be scary. However, there are things you can do to help your child with this transition. It is good to remember that life comes to us one day at a time and our goal is to help you make each day count.

In This Section:

This section is designed to provide information to parents about teaching their child life skills and supporting their child's education. The information ranges from strategies that can be used to prepare for a child's IEP meeting to activities on how to play learning games. This parent/family website page is designed to provide information for all ages of children with disabilities, elementary through secondary.


Parents Tools

  • Additional Resources

    Texas Transition and Employment Guide Translated in ASL

    This is a link to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources in Texas webpage that has videos related to transition. For example, videos include the Texas Transition and Employment Guide, transition webinars, and other useful videos on transition topics such as using Vocational Rehabilitation services, transition tips, and applying for jobs. All videos use American Sign Language with audio; closed captions are available.

    Secondary Transition Guidance from the Texas Education Agency

    This link is for the Texas Education Agency's webpage on Secondary Transition Guidance. The page contains links to information and websites about transitioning from school settings to post-school settings.

    Student-Centered Transitions Network

    The Student-Centered Transitions Network is led by The Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies. The Garrett Center coordinates statewide activities designed to build collaborative infrastructures among students, families, schools, districts, and communities to equip all students with disabilities to be actively involved in planning, communicating, and evaluating progress in meeting their transition goals from early childhood through high school graduation and post-secondary readiness.