Transition Capacity Building

Statewide Capacity Building and Coordination with TWC and LEAs

Individuals with disabilities face challenges in their transition from school to adult life, especially in the transition from school to employment. Federal legislation requires local and state education agencies to work with the state vocational rehabilitation agency to facilitate a smooth transition from school to employment. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) have developed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help guide the two agencies for collaborations. In order to effectively implement the MOU, TWC has proposed and funded several initiatives to enhance the quality of transition services in Texas. One of the initiatives is for Texas A&M University’s Center on Disability and Development to provide training and technical assistance to regional and local transition teams for the purpose of building statewide capacity in providing quality transition services to students with disabilities.



An interactive training in developing effective transition teams and identifying effective resources for transition planning.



Statewide Capacity Building Conference

September 22-24, 2019

At the Doubletree By Hilton Austin
6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752

September 22

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration/check in at the hotel

September 23

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast and Registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

September 24

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Breakfast and Registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m.


Texas Statewide Capacity Building: Conference Materials



  • GROUP WORK: Working Documents (continue work from Day One)

  • Making Parents Part of the Team - Leslie Polvado, Independent Living Experience; Mary Jane Williams, Family to Family Network

  • Catalog/Discussion Board - Vanessa Richards; Dalun Zhang; Melina Cavazos; Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University 

  • Future Direction of TEA's Transition Effort - Vickie Mitchell, Garrett Center; Susie May, TEA  -  (Powerpoint)

    • ​Other formats available:      PDF       RTF


Regional Focus Group Data



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Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001  •  800-628-5115
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TTY) and 711 (Voice)
The Texas Workforce Commission accepts calls made through any relay service provider.

For purposes of the VR program, the Federal VR grant paid 78.7 percent of the total costs of the program. In Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019, the VR agency received $221,936,258 in Federal VR funds. Funds appropriated by the State paid 21.3 percent of the total costs ($60,066,611) under the VR program. WWW.TWC.TEXAS.GOV


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