Working with Youth

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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 […]

(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with adolescents to promote their skills of self-regulation. Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to manage emotions and impulses. Adolescence and young adulthood are times of both risk and opportunity with regard to self-regulation. This 6-page brief describes the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults […]

(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with children and adolescents to cultivate their skills of self-regulation. Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to manage emotions and impulses. This 3-page brief discusses how self-regulation develops over time from birth through young adulthood and then highlights 7 key principles that summarize a framework for understanding how self-regulation […]

(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 […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology. This 7-page guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology (AT). When youth take an […]

(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, December) | Useful to Parent Centers, advocates, families, and youth with disabilities involved in the juvenile justice system. From the U.S. Department of Education, this suite of resources is intended to help justice-involved youth make a successful transition back to traditional school settings. These resources promote successful transitions by emphasizing the importance of early […]

(November 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and other stakeholders working with youth with disabilities in correctional facilities. This web-based toolkit from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education can help State educational agencies, educators, families, facilities, and community agencies to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for […]