DC Transition .org
Pathways to the Future For Youth with Disabilities
Search
Resources by Topic Success Stories News & Events Get Involved Gallery Library

Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

Tools & Tips Library

Education | Employment | Health | Legal & Advocacy | Transportation | Recreation | Social Development | Independent Living | Government | Technology


Education

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.

The AIM Navigator
From Cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/navigator
The AIM Navigator is an interactive online tool that facilitates the process of decision-making about accessible instructional materials for an individual student

Choose Your Future Website
From DCPS
Web Site
Gives students a place online to plan out their post-secondary education careers

Collegebound.net Vocational School Guide
From Collegebound.net
Web Site
Request page for information on vocational schools in your area

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations
From TASH
http://www.gucchdgeorgetown.net/NCCC/CLCADO/

The National Center for Cultural Competence is pleased to announce its newest self-assessment instrument and guide.  We thank TASH and other partner organizations for providing resources, wise counsel, and enthusiasm  in the development and pilot test process. Please disseminate within your networks.

Overview
While there are many tools and instruments to assess organizational cultural and linguistic competence, few have been developed to address the cross-section of organizations concerned with disability. The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations (CLCADO) was developed specifically for this purpose.

The CLCADO is intended to support organizations to (1) plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent values, policies, structures, and practices in all aspects of their work; (2) enhance the quality of services, supports, and advocacy provided to diverse and underserved communities; (3) effect change in education, training, technical assistance, research, and public policy; and (4) advance cultural and linguistic competence as an essential approach to address racial and ethnic disparities and promote equity for people who experience disabilities and their families.

Going to College
From Virginia Commonwealth University
http://www.going-to-college.org
College preparation website for high school students who have disabilities

I'm Determined
From Virginia State Department of Education
http://www.imdetermined.org
Project whose goal it is to teach students with disabilities skills associated with self-determination at the elementary school

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

PEATC IEP Checklist Iphone App
From peatc.org
Web Site
The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is pleased to announce Version 2 of the IEP Checklist iPhone app. The IEP is an Individualized Education Program designed to support the educational needs of school-aged students with disabilities. The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access.

Plan for College and Careers
From DCPS
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/College+and+Careers
Provides resources on college/career preparedness to DCPS students and their families

PRN's Speech Impairment Fact Sheet
From Partner Resource Network
Web Site
Provides characteristics of a speech/language disability as well as tips for teaching those who have speech/language disabilities

Project Search Recruitment Overview
From 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Download 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Project Search Recruitment Overview Power Point

Project Search Teacher Recommendation Form
From Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Download Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Please fill out and turn in to Deirdre Williams at DCPS by 2/28/2011

Think College Illinois
From thinkcollegeillinois.org
http://thinkcollegeillinois.org
This website is meant to serve as a blueprint/toolkit for Illinois post secondary education (PSE) institutions in developing inclusive programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is also meant to support existing programs in ongoing efforts to become more "inclusive" according to the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) standards. The background information and resources available on the site are intended to be used by students and families, as well as a general audience e.g. disability service providers. Feedback is always welcome. It is also our goal to maintain this website as a dynamic tool with current information so please feel free to submit additional content and/or updates to your programs, etc. at any time.

Transition in Texas
From Transition in Texas
http://www.transitionintexas.org
Provides students with disabilities and their friends and family with information on transition resources in Texas

Employment

Choose Your Future Website
From DCPS
Web Site
Gives students a place online to plan out their post-secondary education careers

Collegebound.net Vocational School Guide
From Collegebound.net
Web Site
Request page for information on vocational schools in your area

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
From The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
Provides guides, resources, and other literature on the employment of youth with disabilities

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Plan for College and Careers
From DCPS
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/College+and+Careers
Provides resources on college/career preparedness to DCPS students and their families

Project Search Recruitment Overview
From 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Download 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Project Search Recruitment Overview Power Point

Project Search Teacher Recommendation Form
From Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Download Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Please fill out and turn in to Deirdre Williams at DCPS by 2/28/2011

Quality Mall Employment Store
From Qualitymall.org
Web Site
The Employment Store features noteworthy practices in the many different areas of employment and jobs. It hosts information on employment policy, employment tools, information for employers, self-employment and business ownership information.

Skills to Pay the Bills
From dol.gov
http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. 

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act
From Pacer Center
http://pacer.org/tatra/
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

Think College Illinois
From thinkcollegeillinois.org
http://thinkcollegeillinois.org
This website is meant to serve as a blueprint/toolkit for Illinois post secondary education (PSE) institutions in developing inclusive programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is also meant to support existing programs in ongoing efforts to become more "inclusive" according to the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) standards. The background information and resources available on the site are intended to be used by students and families, as well as a general audience e.g. disability service providers. Feedback is always welcome. It is also our goal to maintain this website as a dynamic tool with current information so please feel free to submit additional content and/or updates to your programs, etc. at any time.

Health

Legal & Advocacy

I'm Determined
From Virginia State Department of Education
http://www.imdetermined.org
Project whose goal it is to teach students with disabilities skills associated with self-determination at the elementary school

Transportation

Metrorail Stations with Bumpy Tiles Along the Platform
From Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Web Site
Provides a list of Metro stations that have grids of bumps at the edges of their platforms

Recreation

Social Development

Going to College
From Virginia Commonwealth University
http://www.going-to-college.org
College preparation website for high school students who have disabilities

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Independent Living

Going to College
From Virginia Commonwealth University
http://www.going-to-college.org
College preparation website for high school students who have disabilities

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
From National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nsttac.org
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act
From Pacer Center
http://pacer.org/tatra/
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

Government

Project Search Recruitment Overview
From 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Download 2011 DC Recruitment Overview.ppt
Project Search Recruitment Overview Power Point

Project Search Teacher Recommendation Form
From Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Download Project SEARCH Teacher Recommendation Form 2011-2012.docx
Please fill out and turn in to Deirdre Williams at DCPS by 2/28/2011

Technology

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.

The AIM Navigator
From Cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/navigator
The AIM Navigator is an interactive online tool that facilitates the process of decision-making about accessible instructional materials for an individual student

Maccessibility
From maccessibility.net
http://www.maccessibility.net

Maccessibility is devoted to connecting, compiling, and providing easy access to the best resources for blind, visually impaired, and other disability groups using Apple products. It is maintained by a dedicated group of visually impaired volunteers, who are Apple enthusiasts themselves.

Maccessibility began in 2007 as a project on Lioncourt.com to provide news and informational materials to low and no vision users of the Mac platform. Additionally, it served as a resource to dispel false information regarding the accessibility of Apple products.

Today, Maccessibility provides news and commentary, podcasts, and online communities, and more to low and no vision users of Apple products.

If you find the resources on Maccessibility useful, you may make a contribution. Every little bit helps to keep the site going.

Thank you for visiting us, and for your continued support.

PEATC IEP Checklist Iphone App
From peatc.org
Web Site
The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is pleased to announce Version 2 of the IEP Checklist iPhone app. The IEP is an Individualized Education Program designed to support the educational needs of school-aged students with disabilities. The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access.


Supported by a grant from The HSC Foundation. Developed and maintained by SchoolTalk, Inc. and Inclusion Research Institute in collaboration with DC Partners in Transition.
Copyright © 2010-2017 DC Partners in Transition. All rights reserved.   |   info@dctransition.org
Designed by skillsetonthenet.com   |   Engineered by chad-wick.com   |   Speech-enabled by Readspeaker