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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

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. 

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network
From Pennsylvania Department of Education
Advocacy/leadership organization for students with disabilities

Plan for College and Careers
Provides resources on college/career preparedness to DCPS students and their families

The Riot!
From hsri.org
Web Site
E-newsletter written by people with disabilities

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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