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Charting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Learning Disabilities
From ncwd-youth.info
This Guide is intended to help practitioners, administrators, and policymakers in secondary and postsecondary education programs, transition programs, One-Stop Career Centers, youth employment programs, and community rehabilitation programs to improve services and outcomes for youth, ages 14 to 25, with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning disabilities. This Guide includes numerous quick reference charts, tables, and tools for counselors, career advisors, and other professionals who work directly with youth. In-depth information is provided on a variety of topics, including the types and impact of learning disabilities, needed supports, and research-based interventions. This Guide is intended to increase awareness of the fact that the workforce development system serves many youth who have learning disabilities that may never have been identified and many others who may know they have a learning disability but choose not to disclose. Although focusing primarily on youth with learning disabilities, many of the strategies and approaches advocated in this Guide, which are premised on universal design, may be of practical use for other youth.

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

NCWD/Youth Spanish Page
From ncwd-youth.info
NCWD/Youth recently launched a single web page with links to all of its resources in Spanish. These documents include NCWD/Youth's Guideposts for Success ( Guia/Estandar para el Exito) and Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families ( Ayudando a los Jovenes a Desarollar Habilidades Sociales para Tener Exito en el Trabajo: Consejos para los Padres y las Familias). The page also houses Spanish versions of key resources by NCWD/Youth partners.

OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD
From ocali.k12.oh.us
Web Site
OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD now available in web-based booklets!   The current OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD has been revised and formatted into a series of free web–based booklets. Each booklet focuses on one aspect of the transition from school to adult life. Four booklets are now available on the OCALI website: ·      IEP Components of the Transition Process ·      Considerations for School Programming ·      Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment ·      Employment   Each booklet offers information about the subject area, implications for individuals with ASD, examples, and resources. Many direct links to more in-depth information are available in each booklet. While these guidelines discuss issues surrounding ASD and transition, much of the information is appropriate for any transition-age youth served through the IEP process. 

Preparation for Postsecondary Life for Students with Disabilities
From projectforum.org
Web Site
This brief policy analysis was designed by Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) to identify collaborative strategies that states have implemented to address the needs of students with disabilities whose IEP transition services specify postsecondary career and technical education, vocational rehabilitation, and/or immediate employment upon departure from secondary school.

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.

Social Security Online - Work Incentives - General Information
From Social Security Administration
Web Site
Explains what a social security work incentive is and who qualifies for it

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act
From Pacer Center
Provides transition resources for parents of youth with disabilities

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