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.

Statewide Capacity Building Conference

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

Group work: working documents

Texas Workforce Commission

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. 

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