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Guiding Questions for Youth Exiting from High School

(2020, July) | Useful for Parent Centers, schools, youth, and families involved in transition planning and students exiting high school   This 15-page resource is designed to help youth with disabilities take steps to transition from high school to adult life. It speaks directly to youth, moving through secondary transition considerations step by step, including: […]

Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition

Health care transition, or HCT, is the process of moving from a child/family-centered model of health care to an adult/patient-centered model of health care, with or without transferring to a new clinician. It involves planning, transfer, and integration into adult-centered health care. There’s a federally funded national resource center on health care transition (HCT) called Got Transition®. The Center has just issued the 3rd edition of its Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition, which lays out the basic components of a structured transition process and includes an Implementation Guide and customizable sample tools in English and Spanish. Read more about this revised and updated toolkit and access its different components in either English or Spanish here.

Supporting the Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice

(2020, January) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with children who’ve experienced trauma. Equipped with rapidly growing knowledge about how trauma can undermine young people’s healthy development and ability to learn, many youth-serving professionals, community leaders, and policymakers are infusing principles of trauma-informed practice into program design, implementation, and policy proposals. Creating Cultures of […]

How Guardianship and Alternatives Impact the Autonomy of People with ID/DD

Turning Rights Into Reality: How Guardianship and Alternatives Impact the Autonomy of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an authoritative report submitted by the National Council on Disability to the President and Congress as part of the Council’s independent advisory role. The report examines the challenges faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), and how the use of alternatives such as supported decision-making enable some individuals with ID/DD to exercise greater self-determination and economic self-sufficiency. Access the report here.

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 6

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Every person engaging with their state VR agency has […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 5

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Whether or not the VR agency will provide Assistive […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 4

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page Required Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR Services) VR services are […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Part 3

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page ADVOCACY TIP | Encourage students and parents to learn […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Glossary

Parts in this Guide Series: Glossary Part 1: Introduction & Eligibility Part 2: Special Education Transition and VR Services Part 3: Employment Goals and the IPE Part 4: VR Services Part 5: VR and AT Part 6: VR Services Appeal Rights Return to Main Toolkit Page GLOSSARY AND DEFINITIONS The following terms are used throughout […]

Young Adults in Transition: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

A guide for advocates working with students, families, and guardians to facilitate the involvement of state Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies in the process of special education transition. USING THE GUIDE The Guide is composed of a glossary of terms and six related parts that summarize vocational rehabilitation services, their intersection with special education transition, the rights […]

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