Secondary Transition Resources for Students with ASD


The resources on this page were developed with guidance from a technical work group (TWG) of national experts in autism including:

TWG members: Tiffany Baffour, Erik Carter, Chris Filler, Elizabeth Getzel, Samuel Odom, Rachel Tullis

NTACT staff:  Jennifer Coyle, Dana Rusher, & David Test


Throughout the work of the ASD TWG, we used three research-based frameworks to guide our discussions, organization of content, and resource development.

  1. Taxonomy of Transition Programming 2.0 (PDF)
  2. NTACT predictors of post-school success (PDF)
  3. NTACT secondary practices (PDF)


ASD Resources

STAR:  Secondary Transition ASD Resources

This resource provides research-based strategies and practices found to be effective for and with secondary students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including links to resources, curriculums, training and websites.


Predictors and students with ASD (PDF)

This document summarizes the predictors of postsecondary outcome(s) for students with ASD.


Secondary Practices, Predictors, and Postsecondary Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annotated Bibliography (PDF)

This annotated bibliography summarizes research on practices, predictors, and post-school outcomes for individuals with ASD


Summary of National Reports on Secondary Transition and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF)

This document summarizes findings from national reports regarding students with ASD.


Identifying Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Secondary Research (PDF)

This document highlights issues around the definition of autism spectrum disorders and how that presents challenges when trying to identify what works with students with ASD.



Ask the Expert:  Kara Hume on Academic Strategies for Youth with ASD Recording and Support Materials

Employment for Youth with Autism: Job Coaching and Community Support Recording



Video modeling for students with ASD with Dr. Ryan Kellems and Dr. Rachel Tullis

  • Designed for practitioners, this online course is loaded with how-to information, materials, video instruction and examples, as well as expert coaching and the opportunity to network with peers
  • Participants receive a certificate of completion