Welcome to Oregon's Youth Transition Program (YTP) Website!

The purpose of the YTP is to prepare students with disabilities for employment or career related postsecondary education or training through the provision of a comprehensive array of pre-employment transition services and supports. The video below gives you a basic overview of YTP.


SWIFT, Summer Work Internship for Transition, is a 7-week residential dorm living and work experience program for youth with disabilities between 16-20 from June 22 to Aug 10, 2019.

Materials needed for information, who to contact, and for application purposes can be obtained by clicking: HERE!

Hope you are well! Click on the title of this news story to learn more.

The University of Oklahoma, Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment and SRI International received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences to develop a new transition assessment, Transition Assessment and Goal Generator – Alternate (TAGG-A), to assess skills and experiences students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWCD) need for life after high school. We are in the process of developing and revising items for this assessment.

Click HERE to find out more about this collaborative Pre-ETS Activity coordinated by the PPS YTP team.

Click HERE! to read about and view this great collaboration between 3 YTP Sites that facilitated an amazing Pre-ETS Activity!

Crook County YTP Participants continue to shine! Click HERE to read a story about Lorenzo!

Click Here to see photos and the story about 2 YTP Sites collaborating with each other for a solid Pre-ETS Activity!

WINTAC is excited to announce the launch of Explore-Work.Com, a series of web-based modules for students with disabilities specific to the five required pre-employment tran

The 2018 Fall YTP Regional Trainings brought CTE (Career and Technical Education) information foward to the YTP Community of Practice. To learn about many exciting upcoming information sessions and general sessions for 2018 and 2019 (many along the I-5 Corridor), click HERE!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Oregon Statewide Transition Conference (OSTC). To Register, click: HERE

Part 1 of this webcast occurred on the same day as the 9/25 Portland Area Fall Regional YTP Training. VCU's RRTC staff were gracious enough to share links to those webcasts (15 minutes each). Those links are posted below (click on the title of this news item to get there).

Oregon Transition Podcast is searching for YTP student stories!

Do you know a youth who has excelled in YTP, perhaps they have been employed, or have found their passion and are starting the job search process, maybe they have a positive attitude about their future prospects that they just want to share with the world? If so let us know!

The regularly scheduled monthly YTP Community of Practice (CoP) is changing, starting Monday, September 10th, 2018. Going forward, the CoP will be held on the 2nd (second) Monday of every month from 11:00 a.m. PT to 12:00 p.m. PT. Please change your calendars accordingly.

A recent article by David Test, PhD and Catherine Fowler, PhD takes a critical look at Transition and Data Collection. Click on the link below to access the full article.

MEGI stands for: Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention. This program is designed for 14-21 year old youth with disabilities focused on career exploration and development, in a small group setting.

The new Pre-ETS data base is now available and ready for you to begin entering Pre-Ets for January 1, 2018 and beyond. 

The MI Basic training program consists of a two-day introduction to the core processes and skills utilized in MI followed by a month of time to practice those skills.  The training is completed with a one-day training to consolidate the learning and make plans for future skill development. Learners are encouraged from the start to assume responsibility for their learning and to become better stewards of their skills and their practice.

Users of the YTP Database should be aware that system updates and maintenance take place on Thursday afternoons between approximately 3:00 p.m-5:00 pm (Pacific Time). Users may experience a "page not found" or "system error" message during this period. If you have problems with the Database outside of these time parameters, please check with your YTP Technical Assistance Provider (TAP).