Center for Literacy, Education and Employment

Supported by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities

Making a seamless transition from high school to post-secondary education, vocational training or employment can be difficult for students, especially if they are also dealing with potential barriers such as intellectual or physical disabilities. Our schools have an obligation to assist these students in the transition from school to adult life.  We can help teachers write Transition IEPs for their students based on the student’s needs, interests, and strengths that will better prepare them for their future.

Getting into college, beginning career training, or starting a new job can be challenging. But even the most difficult barriers can be overcome with the right information. The University of Tennessee Center for Literacy, Education and Employment can assist students, teachers and school systems with these challenges by providing:

  • Training on writing Transition IEPs
  • Technical assistance onsite with review and recommendations regarding IEPs
  • Other Transition assistance targeted to the needs of individual schools

East TN Upcoming Transition Trainings

Contact

For more information, contact either Crystal Godwin-Melvin at cgodwin1@utk.edu  or Melvin Jackson at mjacks63@utk.edu.

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Contact Us

Boling Center

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097

Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Map
Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097