Apprenticeship Resources Collection

(2019, August) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth, and transition planners regarding work-based training, classroom instruction, and mentorship for youth with disabilities. The RAISE Center has created a resource collection focused on apprenticeship for youth with disabilities. Apprenticeships have been used for centuries to provide hands-on trade skills. Apprenticeship programs provide work-based training, classroom […]

TRANSITION: Post-secondary Education/Training Programs Resources

A RAISE Center Resource Collection Scholarships for Youth with DisabilitiesThis list of available scholarships includes the funder names, descriptions, and contact information for students to explore financing for their higher educations. Assistive Technology that Supports Independent Living for Young Adults with DisabilitiesThere is a wide range of assistive technology (AT) that can be used to […]

TRANSITION: Employment Resources

A RAISE Center Resource Collection Funding of Assistive Technology Series — Work, Assistive Technology andState Vocational Rehabilitation AgenciesA Partner Resource | This piece from NDRN’s Senior Staff Attorney, Ron Hager, outlines the Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s obligation to fund AT to support employment preparation. Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work: What School Leaders Need to Know […]

Buzz from the Hub | Considering Employment

This Buzz shares a variety of resources that youth, families, schools, and Parent Centers can use to explore the world of work with youth who have disabilities, both during high school and as they prepare to graduate. Knowing the resources that are out there can help ease the way and smooth out potential bumps in the road ahead. Starting early is highly recommended!

Employment Connections

Resources updated, February 2019 Oh, the world of work! For many youth with disabilities looking ahead to life after high school, employment will be an immediate and serious consideration. And the time to consider it well and thoroughly is during the high school years, during transition planning, and through transition services that are carefully matched […]

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.

Disability Disclosure: A collection of articles

Disclosure is a very personal decision. People with visible and hidden disabilities can benefit from accurate information on disclosure. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) provides several articles on Disability Disclosure that help young people, families, and youth service professionals determine appropriate methods of disclosure. This resource was reviewed by members of the […]

National Service Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Volunteering can greatly benefit individuals with disabilities both personally and professionally. It increases job prospects by helping build networks and develop skills and training; it also serves to show others that people with disabilities don’t always have to be on the receiving end of services. Other benefits of national service include potential rewards for financing […]

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.

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