Transition Services

  • Going to College - High school students with disabilities can learn about planning for college at this new site. Activities help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities - Discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.
  • Resources for Students with Disabilities - Find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

Medicaid Waiver Information

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community supports and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine which services are needed and who can best provide them. BDDS also monitors the quality of care and the facilities of those who are approved to provide these services in Indiana.

Indiana offers Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver programs that target specific groups.  Waiver services allow members to live in a community setting and avoid institutional placement.  To be eligible for any waiver program, you must meet Medicaid guidelines and waiver eligibility guidelines.

Independent Living




  • Questions You Can Ask When Shopping for Adult Vocational Services
  • EMPLOYABILITY CHECK UP - Use this tool to select an occupation and industry, a state and locality, an education level and a wage level. This information will be used to create your "employability profile" to help you make good career choices.  After completing your profile you will be led to a list of job banks and job training resources in your state. 
  • Employment Planning Guide for Families of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities -  this booklet will help families get started with the school-to-work transition process. Readers will learn about resources, services, and programs available for young adults with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts; and find inspiration in the many success stories of young adults who have secured fulfilling employment with appropriate supports. 
  • Going To Work: Real People, Real Jobs -The Institute for Community Inclusion's Real People, Real Jobs website is a growing catalogue of success stories about individuals working in paid jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line employment support practices, these individuals are earning money, forming networks, and contributing to their communities. Learn more about these people and the promising practices that led to their success. For more information go to