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READY Tool: Readiness Evaluation of Transition to Adulthood for Deaf-Blind Youth

References and Resources


Kohler, P.D. (1996). Taxonomy for transition programming. Champaign: University of Illinois.

Kohler, P.D.  & Coyle, J.L. (2009). Transition Institute toolkit. Kalamazoo, MI: NSTAAC Press. Available 

Kohler, P. D., Gothberg, J. E., Fowler, C., & Coyle, J. (2016). Taxonomy for transition programming 2.0: A model for planning, organizing, and evaluating transition education, services, and programs. Western Michigan University. Available from

Mazzotti, V. L., Test, D. W., & Mustian, A. L. (2014). Secondary transition evidence-based practices and predictors: Implications for policymakers. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 25(1), 5-18.

Morningstar, M., & Mazzotti, V. (2014). Teacher preparation and professional development to deliver evidence-based transition planning and services to youth with disabilities (Document No. IC-1). Retrieved from University of Florida, Collaboration for Effective Educator, Development, Accountability, and Reform Center website:

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB). (2008). Transition and postschool life survey 07.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB). (2009). Practice Perspectives Number 4: Transition. Retrieved from /info-center/transition-practice-perspective/ 

Northeast Regional Community of Practice, Creativity and Support (COPCS) State Deaf-Blind Projects. (2007). Positive transition to adult life outcomes for youth who are deaf-blind school and family transition assessment tool. Retrieved from 

Petroff, J. G. (2001). National transition follow-up study of youth identified as deafblind: Parent perspectives. Retrieved from

Test, D. W., Mazzotti, V. L., Mustian, A. L., Fowler, C. H., Kortering, L., & Kohler, P. (2009). Evidence-based secondary transition predictors for improving postschool outcomes for students with disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 32(3), 160-181.

Wagner, M., Newman, L., Cameto, R., & Levine, P. (2005). Changes over time in the early postschool outcomes of youth with disabilities: A report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Retrieved from


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Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Covey, S. (2011). The 7 habits of highly effective families. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

US Department of Labor

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) US Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity - Full Bill

WINTAC (Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center). Pre-employment Transition Services