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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 OSERS has removed references to the now rescinded ESSA regulations and reissued “A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities.”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

Disability Disclosure | Video

(2015) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth with disabilities. This video provides a short introduction to disability disclosure for youth with disabilities in school or at work. It shows a young adult filling out an application for employment and trying to decide if he should disclose or not his disability. There is also […]

Options and Planning for College: For Families

Parent Centers can share this online module with students with intellectual disabilities and their families as part of exploring the possibility of going to college. Think College! provides self-paced modules using multimedia tools such as videos, publications, interactive learning activities, and podcasts to share information on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. This module […]

WIA is Now WIOA: What the New Bill Means For People with Disabilities

(2014, August) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth who have disabilities. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), including the Rehabilitation Act, through 2020. Commenting on the bill’s passage, President Obama stated that the bill “will help workers, including workers […]

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Overview

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014 and it replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and […]

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