LEAD PARTNERS TransCen, Inc.
TransCen, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1986, that develops creative and innovative projects for school to work transition, education systems change and employment for people with disabilities.
TransCen is dedicated to improving career development and community participation of all people with disabilities, and operates in partnership with local employment service programs, schools, universities, and government systems. Since its inception, TransCen's staff has created more than 90 local, state, and national programs; helped over 20,000 youth, adults and veterans become employed; trained over 126,450 individuals on employment-related topics; received 22 awards; authored more than 100 publications; and conducted business in 50 states and 10 countries. TransCen's work represents the intersection of grassroots implementation with national policy and legislative initiatives.
In addition, through its principals, TransCen offers training and technical assistance, and conducts research on special education, disability employment, career and workforce development, customized employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The organization is affiliated with a broad range of national career development and employment initiatives, including the design and coordination of career preparation programs for youth and adults with disabilities which can be implemented on a local and national level. TransCen's chief areas of emphasis are: Transition Initiatives, Career & Employment Partnerships, Training and Evaluation & Research.