Transition Goals in the IEP

_________________________________Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Transition Goals in the IEP at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/transition-goals/_________________________________ September 2010 Resources … [Read more...]

Independent Living Connections

_________________________________Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Independent Living Connections at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/independent/_________________________________ November 2009 | Links updated, … [Read more...]

State Agencies Addressing Disabilities

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of State Agencies Addressing Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/stateagencies/_________________________________February 2010 | Links … [Read more...]

Services for Adults with Disabilities

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Services for Adults with Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/foradults/_________________________________ Updated October 2010 … [Read more...]

Self-determination and independent living e-course

This seven-hour self-directed e-learning course has been created to help people with developmental disabilities, their parents, family members and friends, educators, and service providers understand the important concepts of self-determination, family support, community living and assistive technology. The course focuses on helping people with developmental disabilities, their family, and friends explore these four important elements that, together, … [Read more...]

Independent Living Checklist

While moving out on your own can be exciting, it requires a whole new level of responsibility. Being more independent means taking an active role in your health and wellness, personal care, job training, school work, and other areas of your life.  This checklist presents some questions to ask yourself to see whether you are prepared to live more independently. You may not be able to answer “yes” (or “always”) to every question listed, … [Read more...]

Future care planning: A roadmap for family caregivers

Future Care Planning: A Roadmap for Family Caregivers is a workbook for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to help plan for the time when the individuals who may have been the primary caregiver or guardian are longer able to fulfill that role. The roadmap outlines living options, financial planning, involvement of siblings and other family members, and other person-centered planning important to ensuring individuals with disabilities … [Read more...]

Guardianship and other approaches to decision-making support

This Got Transition brief describes decision-making supports that may assist young adults with intellectual disabilities while ensuring independence and self-direction. This brief also provides links to important resources for more information about guardianship and other alternatives. (Posted June 12, 2012) http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/330372/c41b470f62/ARCHIVE … [Read more...]

Promoting independent living skills

Independent living has been defined as "those skills or tasks that contribute to the successful independent functioning of an individual in adulthood" (Cronin, 1996) in the following domains: leisure / recreation, home maintenance and personal care, and community participation. This Fact Facts from the Division on Career Development & Transition at the Council for Exceptional Children discusses specific actions that teachers, schools, and families … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.