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Charting the LifeCourse Toolkit

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.

Transition Planning

Current as of September 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español Transition planning is a gigantic topic and a very important one for youth with disabilities, their families, and IEP teams. CPIR’s Hub of Resources offers a virtual mountain of information about the subject, including articles written expressly for students themselves, school […]

Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

This resource from PACER provides tips on helping plan for a child’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. The tips outline how, as youth begin to take on more responsibility, parents can find new ways to provide support, encouragement, and guidance along the way.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules

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.

ABLE National Resource Center Website

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.

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Transition Age Youth

2014 | This webcast, produced by the VCU RRTC*, provides a summary of the eligibility requirements for the most common Social Security benefits received by transition-age youth: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Child’s Benefits, and Childhood Disability Benefits. Instruction is provided about how to begin the application process for each benefit as well as what to expect during the application process.

What You Need To Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18

This booklet was produced by the Social Security Administration for youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their parents, teachers, health providers, caregivers, or representatives. It helps youth prepare for the transition from school to adult life and provides information on the many services and types of supports available from Social Security and other federal and state agencies as youth prepare to transition to higher education and employment.

Accessible Properties for People with Disabilities

This article discusses a lawsuit filed by the Equal Rights Center (ERC) and the decision by the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland that the defendant must comply with the Fair Housing Act by ensuring that properties are accessible to people with disabilities before they are occupied, not afterwards. The court further ruled in Equal Rights Center v. Equity Residential that developers cannot avoid compliance with this law by transferring properties to another company following development.

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