Transition to Adulthood is a large topic that spans age ranges. The CPIR has many resources related to transition in general and the categories associated with it, including starting the transition process in high school, graduation, higher education, employment and training (WIAO, VR, etc.), independent living, becoming a self-advocate, and much, much more.
Resources from Our Partners at the RAISE Center and the RSA-PTIs
The CPIR is proud to collaborate with the National RAISE Center in bringing the following transition resources collection to you. The information here is broken up into 8 categories that span the breadth of topics RAISE addresses for youth/young adults with disabilities and their families as they navigate the transition from high school to secondary school, competitive employment, independent living, and more.
The resources in this section come directly from the RAISE’s extensive curation of Transition-related resources from professional and educational organizations as well as advocacy groups and, of course, the 7 RSA-PTIs that work to support transition in their states.
Transition Materials from CPIR
This list will update any time a transition-related item is added to the Resource Library.
We hope you enjoyed lots of treats and scary, imaginative decorations of late, and now we’re back to the tricky new normal, with its challenges and complexities. This Buzz connects you with resources for supporting parents during COVID and for cultivating strong home-school collaborations.
We hope you can squeeze in time to check out the many new resources and tools appearing on the autumn scene, because they are timely and highly relevant to the work we do and the people we care about.
This issue of the Buzz bulges a bit more than normal. It’s organized into 3’s: 3 new resources relevant to each of CPIR’s 3 most important audiences: Parent Centers, children and youth with disabilities, and their families and educators.
Doesn’t it feel like too many huge issues are simultaneously colliding? It’s August, it’s back to school time, yet the pandemic rages on and schools may not be where our children actually, physically go. So… remote learning? Students will go back to school online, from their homes? What about the families who don’t have reliable Internet access, or any Internet access? This Buzz provides you with new resources across each of these issues as they collide and entangle: COVID-19, back-to-school worries, and how we address racial inequity in our communities and nation. Challenging times, these.
School reopenings are top of mind for all of us. When? How? For whom? As Parent Centers we are being asked to help parents make decisions about various reopening models and how they will or will not work for children. We wish that we had clear answers or a simple solution we could put in your hands. We don’t. But we can point you to several resources that can help. That’s the main focus of this issue of the Buzz.
CPIR cares deeply about the welfare of the indigenous peoples who were here long before anyone else. It’s an honor to support Parent Centers as they reach out to one of the nation’s most underserved communities. This Buzz brings you exciting news that the 3rd learning tier of the Native American Resource Collection is now up on the Hub! We spotlight 3 resources in Tier 3 you will find especially useful when working with Native youth with disabilities.
(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...
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.
This Buzz mixes pleasure and planning. It’s summertime, after all, and we’re snapping around on flip flops, eating corn on the cob, and firing up our BBQ grills. Fall seems a long way off. It’s hard to summon energy or interest enough to plan ahead. But who says we can’t play now, enjoy summer’s treats, and also plan ahead to the reopening of schools?
This Buzz has been very painful to write, and we expect that it will touch a lot of already raw nerves. Still, we must take the time and have the courage to talk honestly about race, especially to our children, and to work individually and together against the inequities and injustices that African American men, women, and children confront every day. This Buzz will connect you with the new series we have humbly begun: Talking about Race. We also share with you less disturbing information about the goings-on in the Parent Center network, summer camp information, and other resources you may find useful.