Transition from School to Adult Life

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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 families working with youth who have disabilities. Developing financial capability has been recognized as an important part of preparing youth for the transition to adulthood, including under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Families are one of the most significant influences on young people’s financial knowledge and attitudes. […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with youth with disabilities during transition planning. This IRIS Center’s module defines and discusses the purpose of interagency collaboration and addresses the importance of partnering with agencies to improve outcomes for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school. In the module users will find information […]

(2016, Fall) | This newsletter in English and Spanish from the PEAL Center in Pennyslvania is an excellent motivator for young people (and the rest of us!) to vote, explaining why their vote matters and what effect it can have. The newsletter also includes: an Ask Cindy column for first-time voters a “Voters with Disabilities […]

(June 2016) Useful to Parent Centers, schools, and families in supporting early learning of self-determination skills and planning for life after high school. All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. Transition Institutes have historically sought to bring together young adults and their […]

(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 […]

(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 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) RAISE Center (Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Advocacy and Employment) Presenters: Catherine Fowler, NTACT University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

(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 […]

Useful to Parent Centers seeking to engage youth with disabilities in their programs and services. This 7-page brief comes from the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council with extensive input from the ID Action Youth Advisory Board. The brief outlines best practices for youth engagement and working with youth with disabilities. It begins with an overview of youth engagement best practices, […]