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

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
From The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
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
Organization that aids states in building, improving and maintaining successful transition plans

Plan for 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
"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
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

Think College Illinois
From 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.

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