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Achieve Texas
An education initiative designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. It prepares them students for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship.

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), is an organization whose membership promotes active engagement in transition activities for youth and adults with disabilities. The division works to improve the quality of and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.

Education Quest Foundation
A one-stop shop where a student with a disability and/or parent can visit to inform themselves of all that is to be considered during transition to college. The site gives insight to different costs that a student with a disability may have that would influence your financial aid decisions. Self-advocacy skills and other skills are highlighted and discusses as integral parts of success in college.

Mapping Your Future
Provides bilingual information to students from middle school through graduate school, parents, school councilors, and financial aid professionals. This website has a broad range of information (including suggested calendars and plans) to help students guide them through the process. Individuals learn strategies to set goals, pick relevant classes, navigate the financial aid process, take the SAT’s, and apply to colleges.

Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet)
Includes information from its four regional centers’ activities, and contains practical, informative resources that advance postsecondary educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Think College
This website provides for students, family members and professionals information and links on postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. The site has a searchable database, discussion board, listserv, and resources.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties
HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH TECH is a nationally recognized model program that provides youths with disabilities in high school with early exposure to careers in the science, engineering, mathematics and technology-related fields. Website visitors not a part of the local program may use the vast array of resources on this site. There are hundreds of linkages to career development, disability resources and learning opportunities.

Virginia College Quest
The site is a resource to lead students for students with disabilities to college success. The site provides information specific to Virginia universities. Resources for transitioning students with disabilities and families are included.

WDY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates
The consortium, better known as CCDA, is comprised of a group of postsecondary and secondary education professionals, and community and government agency representatives who are directly involved in working with students with disabilities. The group was originally formed to address the needs of students with disabilities on WNY college campuses, and has expanded its focus to include the preparation of students with disabilities for the transition from high school to college.

Youthhood
Designed for students with disabilities who want to discover possibilities of transition from high school to college or high school to employment for themselves. Activities included for aid students to determine their goals for postschool life.

HEATH Resource Center