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Links updated, March 2017 Once a student with a disability leaves high school, other agencies are available to assist with putting the individual in contact with helpful resources. We have prepared this listing of resources for adults with disabilities to help you get started. Look over this list, and you will find organizations that provide […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers and transition specialists working with youth in employment settings. Work experiences are linked to positive post-school outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Unfortunately, students who struggle to manage conflict and challenges in work settings have a difficult time maintaining employment. Though ecological assessments are used to create supported […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, families, and service providers in supporting people with disabilities using assistive technologies. The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used […]

(2013) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, and families in supporting early learning of self-determination skills and planning for life after high school. This 26-page handbook, subtitled Planning for Life After High School, deals with the skills that students will need no matter what option they choose after high school. Self-determination is a mix of […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: September 4, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen and view the webinar Download Powerpoint presentation or its PDF Handouts   Webinar Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Hosts: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) http://www.parentcenterhub.org RAISE Center (Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment) http://www.raisecenter.org/ Presenters: Catherine Fowler, NTACT University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

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 […]

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and schools in understanding the many references to universal design for learning (UDL) in the Every Student Succeeds Act. In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. For the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law now defines […]

(2007) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with youth with disabilities, their families, and IEP teams. This checklist is designed to help the IEP team decide if a student needs a postsecondary goal in the area of independent living. Independent living includes the skills and knowledge an individual needs to direct his or her life […]

(2010) | Useful to youth with disabilities, families, and Parent Centers working with youth who have disabilities. Transitioning into adulthood can be awkward for nearly every young person. For transition-age youth with disabilities, issues surrounding managing Personal Assistance Services (PAS) can be intensified by normal developmental concerns such as striking out on your own and […]