This toolkit is designed to help caregivers understand the value of respite, learn from real life examples, and create a respite plan that enhances the lives of all family members. It’s meant for family caregivers of a child or adult with a disability, chronic condition, or functional limitation (or professionals who work with family caregivers). The toolkit, which is available in English and Spanish, is built upon the Charting the LifeCourse Framework, which was created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages: (a) develop a vision for a good life, (b) think about what they need to know and do, (c) identify how to find or develop supports, and (d) discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.
The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), (Pub. L. 113-128), signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, represents the most significant reform to our public workforce development system in nearly 20 years. Find out more about WIOA in these two publications, which contain information on a set of final regulations implementing WIOA that encourage customer-centered, job-driven strategies, such as career pathways, business engagement systems, sector strategies, and work-based learning; and emphasize a commitment to high-quality services for all populations, including individuals with barriers. to employment.
This collection of helpful resources from the Social Security Administration provides information on and links to a wide variety of employment supports and national and community resources.
The ABLE National Resource Center aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, ABLE program administrators, financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders about the benefits of ABLE accounts. On its website, find state-by-state ABLE program updates and side-by-side comparisons of ABLE program components. There are also videos and webinars, as well as FAQs and summaries of rules and regulations.
2016 | The Finding Your Path to Employment video in American Sign Language provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Ticket to Work program for beneficiaries who are deaf or hard of hearing.
(2017, May) | Useful to: Parent Centers, state agencies, district agencies, and schools concerned with eligibility determinations for children suspected of having a visual impairment, including blindness. This memo was issued by OSEP to reinforce the key points made in its November 12, 2014 Letter to Kotler that addressed whether an SEA or LEA is […]
A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities
(2017, May) | Useful to: Parent Centers and families involved in transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed Public Law No. 115-13, rescinding the Department of Education’s regulations relating to accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). OSERS has removed references to the now rescinded ESSA regulations and reissued “A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities.”
Access the revised Transition Guide
Useful to: Parents Centers and service providers working with families of young adults and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Center for Future Planning, a resource provided by the Arc, encourages adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to plan for the future. The Center provides information and assistance to individuals […]