In Focus: Secondary Transition in Ohio

Jan 15, 2022

About Secondary Transition

Secondary transition is a critical phase in the lives of individuals with disabilities. It marks the period when they move from the school setting into postsecondary education, employment, and independent living. This phase requires careful planning, support, and access to resources to ensure successful outcomes.

The Importance of Secondary Transition

At Fountain of Hope, we recognize the significance of secondary transition for individuals with disabilities in Ohio. It is a time of immense change, growth, and opportunities. Our commitment is to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing valuable insights, resources, and guidance during this important phase of their lives.

Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

Our mission is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to education, employment, and independent living. We understand the unique challenges they face during the transition from school to adulthood, and we aim to address those challenges through our comprehensive support services.


We believe that every individual has the right to receive a quality education that meets their specific needs. Our team works closely with schools, educators, and families to develop individualized education plans (IEPs) that promote academic success and prepare students for postsecondary education.


Securing meaningful employment is a vital aspect of successful secondary transition. We collaborate with local businesses, employers, and vocational training centers to provide job readiness programs, vocational assessments, and job placement assistance. Our goal is to help individuals with disabilities gain the skills, confidence, and independence needed to thrive in the workforce.

Independent Living

We believe in fostering independence and self-sufficiency among individuals with disabilities. Through our network of community resources, we provide guidance and support in areas such as housing, transportation, healthcare, and social integration. Our aim is to empower individuals to live fulfilling, inclusive lives as active members of their communities.

Resources for Secondary Transition in Ohio

At Fountain of Hope, we understand the importance of comprehensive resources in facilitating a successful transition to adulthood. We have compiled a wealth of information and tools designed to assist individuals, families, and educators during this critical phase. Our resources cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Person-centered planning
  • Transition assessments
  • Postsecondary education options
  • Vocational training opportunities
  • Employment support
  • Financial planning
  • Housing options
  • Healthcare access
  • Advocacy resources

Contact Fountain of Hope

Whether you're an individual with a disability, a family member, or an educator seeking guidance, Fountain of Hope is here to support you. Our dedicated team is ready to provide information, answer your questions, and assist you throughout the secondary transition process in Ohio. Contact us today and let us help you navigate through this important phase of life.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for general purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. Please consult with relevant experts and agencies for personalized guidance.

Alexander Mieger
Informative and valuable.
Oct 16, 2023