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.


The 2019-2021 Biennium Youth Transition Program grant has provided the Grant County ESD with funding to expand their YTP to all schools in Grant County.
This story and some YTP success stories can be found in The Blue Maintain Eagle.

The Crook County School District’s Next Steps Transition Program has found a creative way to partner with some of their local businesses to teach their students important skills including money management and customer service.
To read more about this exiting partnership go to Crook County School District

Read about the Dalles inaugural “Employer/Employee Informational Event and Carnival,” an idea brought forward by Donna Jones, where numerous service providers and organizations reached out to and connected with the local community.

SWIFT, a 7 week residential (dorm living) program at Portland State University, will give YTP students a taste of the world of work, independent living and more!
Students must be:

October Community of Practice: Assessments
Please join us for Community of Practice Webinar October 14, 2:00-3:00 pm. The topic of this month will be Assessments. We’ll start with a broad overview of the many types of assessments students are experiencing in our Oregon schools, how they are used, and narrow down to Age Appropriate Transition Assessments. We’ll share information and links to different transition assessments and will look forward to hearing from you about your favorite assessments as well. Hope to see you then.

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 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).