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) … [Read more...]

Occupational courses

The core objective of an occupational course is to develop skills, expertise, or knowledge relative to a single occupation or career cluster. Through occupational courses, transition-age students are able to explore career options, gain skills directly aligned to their post-school goals, and apply knowledge gained from a variety of educational settings. This Fast Facts from the Division on Career Development & Transition at the Council for Exceptional … [Read more...]

Work-based learning experiences for students with disabilities

Are you a... school? a business? a youth service professional? a family member? a young person with disabilities? The Youth for Work Coalition offers quick reads for each of these audiences on work-based learning experiences that can help students with disabilities prepare for transition to adulthood. Visit the link below, select your audience on the left, and read about what these experiences involve and how they benefit students with disabilities, … [Read more...]

Practical guide for people with disabilities who want to go to college

This guide has information about finding the right school, paying for college, standard accommodations that colleges may provide to students with disabilities, and how to manage your disability while at school. It also includes information about things to keep in mind after college and where you can get help finding a job. (posted March 4, 2013) … [Read more...]

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