Transition from School to Adult Life

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(2016) | Useful to: Parent Centers and other service organizations who wish to include youth and young adults in their programs and services. The best way to know what young people want is to ask them! Young people want to—and should—be partners in the design and implementation of research and in their treatment planning and delivery. Young people won’t participate […]

(2016) | Useful to: Parent Centers and other service organizations who wish to include youth and young adults in their programs and services. A critical element in developing any program or research project is the perspective of the populations it will affect. For young people on the path to adulthood and self-sufficiency, this is even more important, because […]

(2017) | Useful to youth with and without disabilities who are interested in connecting with each other and with promoting the youth voice in decision making. Youth M.O.V.E. (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) is a youth-led national peer advocacy organization committed to promoting the growth and development of youth who are involved in mental […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology. This 4-page resource helps families involve teens and young adults in learning about and selecting assistive technology (AT). An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology […]

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 […]

(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 […]