Fact sheets for youth with disabilities, written by youth with disabilities

These fact sheets come from KASA, which stands for Kids as Self-Advocates. KASA offers more than 60 fact sheets written by youth with disabilities on its Advisory Board and youth writers from its network. Great stuff. http://www.fvkasa.org/resources/index.php … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

Health care transition for youth with special health care needs

Visit the National Health Care Transition Center, which disseminates health care transition best practices in primary care medical homes and specialty settings for youth and young adults with special health care needs.http://www.gottransition.org/   … [Read more...]

Primer for mental health practitioners working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system

This 28-page guide provides an overview for mental health practitioners working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system, emphasizing emerging research and practices, the conceptualization of trauma and its impact on youth in the justice system, and implications for policy and practice. (posted April 6, 2012)http://www.tapartnership.org/docs/jjResource_mentalHealthPrimer.pdf … [Read more...]

Video series to help young adults with disabilities navigate the job search process

This series of 14 videos addresses various topics that will help young people with disabilities navigate the job search process. The videos star young professionals that either have disabilities themselves or work with college students with disabilities. Topics include: effective resumes, disability disclosure and accommodations requests, professional attire, and on-the-job etiquette. From the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department … [Read more...]

To disclose your disability or not?

Disclosure is a very personal decision, a decision that takes thought and practice. Both young people with visible disabilities and those with hidden (not readily apparent to others) disabilities can benefit from accurate information on disclosure. This resource page of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth can help young people, families, and youth service professionals determine appropriate methods of disclosure. (posted April … [Read more...]

What to expect and when to seek help

The four developmental tools in What to Expect and When to Seek Help: Bright Futures Developmental Tools for Families and Providers offer a framework for families and providers to begin a conversation together about how best to support healthy social and emotional development in children and teens. The tools focus on: Infancy, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescence. (posted January 4, 2013)http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/72824.html   … [Read more...]

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