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.


Reynold's YTP Transition Specialist, Kathi Morris, created a special day for Reynold's Learning Academy Students. Read the whole story and see pictures HERE!

Episode #4 of the Oregon Transition Podcast (OTP) focuses on YTP. To listen on iTunes: Click OTP on iTunes

To listen on Spotify: Click OTP on Spotify

To register for the 2019 YTP Summer Academy (see upcoming events also): Click HERE!

To read about this event and view pictures, click HERE!

To learn about this great opportunity, click HERE!

Long time YTP Transition Specialist, Cheryl Amundson-Renton is retiring at the end of this school year and her position will be open at Molalla River School District. It is a 213 day position. For details about Molalla River YTP site click: Molalla River. For the job opening details, click: HERE!

Kia Swain, Portland Public Schools YTP Transition Specialist serving Benson Polytechnic High School and Roosevelt High School has been working hard this year fine tuning a partnership with Cognitive Surplus, a company based in Portland, Oregon that celebrates the intersection of Art and Science.

Click HERE! to listen to a bonus episode of the Oregon Transition Podcast featuring an interview with Boon Richter and showcasing Boon's amazing musical talent.

To read a great story about this fair and see pictures, click HERE!

The 16th Annual "Chip In Student Assistance Golf Tournament" sponsored by the Oregon Masonic Charitable Foundation (OMCF) is set for July 26, 2019 at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City.

The new CIS interface is ready for you! Join us for a spring workshop in your region for a hands-on training in which you can customize CIS in preparation for our fall release. CIS will offer PDUs for this training.

Who should attend

Site Administrators, Staff implementing CIS, Administrators

Locations of workshops

To listen to Episode 3 of the Oregon Transition Podcast (OTP): Click HERE!

Episode 3 (actually all previous Episodes as well!) is also on Spotify and iTunes

Camp L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Development) applications are now open. Click on the title of this news release to obtain more information.

Lisa Catherwood (SWIFT Director) is looking for interested professionals and para-professionals to work this summer in the Portland Metro Area. Click HERE for more information.

INTELLIGENT LIVES project invite you watch and share four short films by Dan Habib (creator of Including Samuel and Who Cares About Kelsey?). Habib is a filmmaker at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.

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!

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

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 three-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).