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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
2010 FAST Family Support Survey: National Results
This survey asked parents of transition-aged youth about three things. These were: 1) What information did they need?; 2) What was the quality of information they had?, and; 3) What was the quality of support they were receiving?
2012 National Transition Conference Resources: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities
This conference was about transition options for students with disabilities. All of the materials are available online.
30 Ways to Shine As a New Employee
A fun and inspiring guidebook for new employees - focusing on the "soft" skills that enhance job performance and retention.
A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
A paper about what is needed in the United States for all youth with disabilities to develop and carry out successful transition plans.
A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities in Relation to SSI Redetermination (Policy Research Brief)
This Brief explains transition to adulthood through the lens of SSI eligibility.You can download it as a PDF file.
ADA & Youth Issues Handouts
These articles on topics of interest to families and Youth related to their rights under the American's with Disabilities Act. All articles are available on the web.
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This book talks about the developmental stages of a teenager with Asperger Syndrome.
Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges
In this book, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share their experiences by defining the words and ideas teenage males deal with during their journey into manhood.
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens & Teens Get Ready for the Real World
This book is about the transition to adulthood for those with Asperger's syndrome.
AT and App support for Executive Function: Middle School through Post-Secondary - Executive Function App Matrix
This short publication has a list of apps that help students from middle school thru post-secondary learn executive function skills.
Autism & the Transition to Adulthood Success Beyond the Classroom
This book is about the best ways to assist young adults with autism as they move from school to community life.
Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth
This workbook helps youth who have autism identify their gifts and strengths.
Building New Worlds: For Students with Disabilities in Transition from High School to Adult Life
This book has stories of young adults with disabilities who are active members of their communities. It shows how person-centered planning helped.
Discovery: Discovering your personal genius
This two-page brief encourages counselors to get to know a person before helping them plan for the right job.
Essentials of Transition Planning
This is the first in a series of books for those working with students with disabilities as they go through the transition process from school to adult life.
Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition
This book talks about ways to help students who have moderate or severe disabilities prepare for adult life.
Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning
A guide for families that focuses on the role of assistive technology during transition times in a child's life. You can download it as a PDF file.
Getting from Where I Am to Where I Want to Be
This tool helps people prepare for person-centered planning meetings, and at other times of transition.
Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities: What Families and Advocates Need to Know
This is a fact sheet about diploma options for students with disabilities.
Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's
This book is about the concerns of, and for adolescents and young adults who are on the autism spectrum.
Growing Up: Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities, First Edition
This textbook talks about how schools help students prepare for adult life.
Guardianship and Alternatives for Decision-Making Support
This fact sheet helps parents and family members as youth transition into adulthood.
Guideposts for Success
This is a downloadable pamphlet about the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities. It encourages everyone to assure youth have access to five important "guidlposts for success."
Health Care Transition Guides for Helping Youth Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
These guides advise Doctors and parents on helping youth with disabilities transition from pediatric to adult healthcare systems.
Impact: Feature Issue on Achieving Secondary Education and Transition Results for Students with Disabilities
This newsletter is about what schools and community service organizations need to do to prepare students with disabilities for adulthood. You can download for free as a PDF file.
Impact: Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
This newsletter has stories, summaries of research, and strategies to help assure success for postsecondary students with disabilities.
Impact: Feature Issue on Stories of Advocacy, Stories of Change From People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Allies
This newsletter has eleven stories that show how systems change has come about through advocacy by people with disabilities and their allies. It is available both online and as a print publication.
Implementing Person-Centered Planning: Voices of Experience
This book presents several ways to think about person-centered planning. The book talks about its limitations, the conditions for its success and its contributions.
Improving Post-High School Outcomes for Transition-Age Students with Disabilities: An Evidence Review
This report reviews the research being done on programs meant to help students with disabilities make transitions after high school.
Launching into Adulthood An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities
This books explains how best to help young adults with disabilities through the transition process. It discusses topics such as transportation, health care, housing and employment.
Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens: How high school students can prepare for careers
This fact sheet helps students with disabilities explore career options while in high school.
Learning to Work: A Collection of Stories About Life and Work Book
This explains what it is like to work at different jobs.
Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
This book helps students and their families prepare for life after high school.
Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, Fifth Edition
This book is about ways to help students move from school into adulthood.
Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood
This guide reviews many considerations as young adults with autism transition from high school into adult life. It is written to parents and can be downloaded for free.
Linking Youth Transition Support Services: Results from Two Demonstration Projects
This research article describes two projects intended to help older youth with disabilities access adult services and supports.
Listen to Me!
This Workbook helps teams get ready for a person-centered planning meeting. It helps everyone understand what is most important to the focus person.
Made for Good Purpose What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult
This book gives parents ideas about how to help their children become independent adults.
May 2012 Current Population Survey (CPS) - Disability Supplement
This survey provides information about how many people with disabilities are not working and reasons why they are not working.
My Future, My Plan
This resource helps students and their families plan for life after high school. There is a printed guide and a DVD, each must be purchased separately.
National Autism Indicators Report: Transition Into Young Adulthood
This report focuses on the transition into young adulthood. It experiences and outcomes of young adults on the autism spectrum between high school and their early 20s.
Negotiating the Special Education Maze A Guide for Parents and Teachers, Fourth Edition
This book explains the special education process and helps parents get their children through it.
OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
These guides have information about the transition from high school to adult life. They talk about the additional challenges of young adults who have autism spectrum disorders.
PATH: Planning Positive Possible Futures (Second Edition)
This seminal book explains the PATH process. PATH is used for person-centered planning and stands for "Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope."
Perspectives on Life after High School for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Findings of a Statewide Survey of Families
This policy brief summarizes a survey about going to college and people with intellectual disabilities. The survey was for parents and professionals.
Peter's New Home (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain how hard it is to move out of your parent’s house when you grow up. It is easy to read and can be downloaded for free.
Planning for Real Life
A book about transition from school to work for individuals with disabilities.
Planning for Your Transition from High School to Adult Life
A workbook to help youth with disabilities plan their adult lives. It is designed to be used as a guide between adults and youth.
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
This book helps young people with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome prepare to become an adult.
Real Life After School
This is a guide for planning life after school for youth with disabilities. You can download it as a PDF, or purchase a copy through the publisher.
Real Lives, Real Jobs: Stories of Successful Employment of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This booklet tells the stories of people with developmental disabilities who have found good jobs.
RENEW Facilitator's Manual: A Secondary Transition Model for Youth and Young
This manual outlines a person-centered school-to-career model. It helps youth and young adults with emotional and behavioral support challenges.
School Days to Pay Days: An Employment Planning Guide for Families of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
A booklet for families of young adults with disabilities to guide them on how to go from school to work.
School to Work Fact Sheet
This fact sheet explains the many options youth have as they make the transition from high school to the adult world. It is available online.
Securing a Future for Your Child with a Disability: A Parents' Guide to Adult Services in Arlington County
This booklet helps families plan and make decisions for their children as they enter adulthood. It was written for parents who have children with disabilities in Arlington County, Virginia.
Special Education Transition Planning A Self-Advocacy Fact Sheet from the Minnesota Disability Law Center
This webpage has basic information about how transition planning ought to work as students finish high school and move on.
State Differences in the Vocational Rehabilitation Experiences of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities
This report looked at how well Vocational Rehabilitation agencies are serving youth with disabilities in each state.
Stories of Transitions to the Adult World
This book has stories about four young people who have disabilities, and can be downloaded for free as a PDF file. They are working toward post high school goals into adulthood.
Successful Transition Programs: Pathways for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Second Edition
This book is about the best ways to help high school students with disabilities prepare for adult life.
Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in their Communities
This guide explains four of the employment options commonly available to youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders
This book is about living with Asperger Syndrome. It is written directly to teens.
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about disclosing their disability.
The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents
This book is about being a teen with Asperger's syndrome. The author is an adult who has Asperger's.
The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey From School to Adult Life
This book provides help for parents and support providers of youth with autism as they transition to adulthood.
The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood
This book is for parents helping their child with Down Syndrome prepare for adulthood.
The New Transition Handbook
This book is about helping students with disabilities successfully transition into adulthood. It is based on recent research.
The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth
This report looked at how well Vocational Rehabilitation services were helping to improve outcomes for transition-aged youth. It focused on postsecondary education and employment.
The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities
This edited textbook has ideas for improving the adult lives of young people with disabilities. It covers issues from assessment and instructional strategies, to career development, supported living and postsecondary education.
The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition
This book is about the best ways to help young adults with disabilities to find good jobs. It is written for teachers and transition specialists.
Transition Education and Services for Students With Disabilities-Fifth Edition
This book talks about ways to help young people with disabilities move from school to grown-up life. It is used in college classes.
Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties
This book is about the best ways to help these students as they move from school to work.
Transition or Transformation? Helping young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Set Out on a Hopeful Road Towards Their Adult Lives
This book talks about helping young people on the Autism Spectrum move from being students in school to adulthood.
Transition Planning for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Youth
This book is about assisting students of different cultures as they transition from school to adult life.
Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities (Fourth Edition)
This book explains the process of moving from school to working and adult life.
Transition Planning For Students With Disabilities: What Educators and Service Providers Can Do
This is a book about helping a student with a disability take the steps from high school graduation to adulthood.
Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use AAC
A book about helping young adults who use special devices to speak prepare for adulthood. The devices are called "Assisstive and Augmenative Communication (AAC) devices" and include things like Dynavoxes.
Transition to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities
This guidebook explains what schools need to do when providing transition services to youth with disabilies. It is written for people who live in Pennsylvania, but most ideas are true around the US.
Transition Tracker: Independent Living Parent Supplement
This guide helps parents choose a place for their son or daughter to live.
Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction
This academic book is about transition-age students learning in the same room in different ways.
Waisman Center Transition to Adult Health Care Resources
These guides help youth with disabilities learn how to manage their health care needs when they become adults. There are also guides for parents, all can be downloaded for free.
We Can Dream!
This booklet explains how the person-centered planning process can be modified for people with autism. It uses the stories of four young adults.
What to Know About Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students and Youth with Disabilities
This fact sheet offers information on work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities.
What to Know About Youth Transition Services for Students and Youth with Disabilities
This fact sheet has information on transition tasks for youth with disabilities.
When You Turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers
This guide provides detailed information on legal rights for people turning 18 in the United States. It is written to youth and can be downloaded for free. It is not specific to people with disabilities.
Youth in Action! Tip Sheets
A series of tip sheets to help youth with disabilities learn and think about important transition issues.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
"Show Me the Money": Flexible Funding for Job Success
This web-based report tells the stories of people who used flexible funding to find and keep the jobs they want. Flexible funding is one part of self-determination.
Adult Services: What Are They? Where Are They?
This is a fact sheet about agencies that can help a student with disabilities move from school to adult life.
Archives of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Until 2013, NICHCY was the national clearinghouse of information on disabilities and disability-related issues, with a special focus on children and youth (birth to age 22). It's archives are available online.
Asperger's, Autism & Girls
This DVD is about how having Asperger's Syndrome or Autism is different for girls than boys.
Becoming Independent
This film is about 3 young adults with disabilities, and shows them at work and home. It explains their transition into adult life.
Beyond High School: Strategies for Non-Traditional Students DVD
This DVD shows options students have after high school. These include finding a job, becoming an apprentice, and going to college.
College Resources for Disabled Students
This webpage has many ideas to help students prepare for college.
Connections in the Workplace
This material teaches about being in the workplace. There is a student manual and a CD-ROM that reads the text aloud.
Continuing Education at the College Level
A web page with information about programs that help people with intellectual disabilities go to college.
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
Dr. Right and Dr. Knotright Transition Discussion Videos
These two videos show how a primary care physician might discuss health care transition with a young adult. One video shows the right way and the other video shows the wrong way.
Entrepreneurship: A Flexible Route to Economic Independence for People with Disabilities
This web article explains why more and more people with disabilities are starting their own businesses.
FYI Transition
A website for students with disabilities who are about to graduate from high school and their families. It has resources to help with jobs, education and other transition issues.
Going to College
This website provides high school students with disabilities videos and activities to help them get ready for college.
Graduating Peter
This film tells the story of a young man with Down Syndrome from sixth grade through high school graduation.
HEATH Resource Center
HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals With Disabilities offers a breadth of information for students with disabilities who are transitioning into postsecondary education or are already there.
Hired for My Ability
This 8-minute video shows six people with disabilities working at their jobs.
How to Build Partnerships for Career Exploration: Using Job Shadows to Explore the World of Work
A guide that shows high schools how they can set up job shadowing experiences for their students.
Learning Life Skills on the School Bus
This online presentation shows how students who have intellectual disabilities can use school buses to learn how to use public transportation.
Life After High School Transition Tool Kit
This guide has tools & resources for families of youth with disabilities to assist in creating successful transition plans.
Lou Brown Unplugged
This set of DVDs gives Lou Brown's lifetime of experiences in advocating on behalf of people with disabilities in the classroom, workplace, and courtroom.
Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST)
A program that helps people with disabilities find new jobs, and in other areas as they transition through life. It also assists businesses and schools. They have a great website.
My Future, My Plan
This resource helps students and their families plan for life after high school. There is a printed guide and a DVD, each must be purchased separately.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.
Ohio Employment First Transition Framework Tools and Processes
The website offers tools that guide multiagency teams through agency-neutral, outcome-focused and person-centered planning processes for transition youth.
Okay, Let's Talk About Me
This film is about Eddie and the things that happen as he turns 18 and prepares to leave school. Eddie has Down syndrome.
Open Futures DVDs
These two DVDs help people with disabilities choose exciting careers.
Open the Door, Get 'Em A Locker. Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities
This short film is about Victoria, a registered nurse who is also a wheelchair-user. The film tells about her experiences as a nursing student.
OSERS Year of College and Career for Youth with Disabilities
This website has information and resources for youth with disabilities moving on from high school to college or a career.
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
A website and resource to help stop bullying. It has a lot of information about how to stop bullying at school.
Person Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition
This online video encourages schools to use person-centered planning with their transition aged students. You can watch it online for free.
Profiles in Achievement: Amazing People with Learning Differences DVD
This DVD has stories about successful people who have difficulties with learning.
Rachel is
A documentary film that follows a young woman with developmental disabilities as she seeks to live more independently. The filmmaker was her sister.
Retirement and Older Adults with Intellectual Disability
This PowerPoint presentation shows a model to help people with disabilities retire. It was developed in Australia.
Role Models for Youth with Disabilities
This CD-Rom lets young people with disabilities see adults with disabilities in the working world.
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
Successful Bridges: Growing Up With Spina Bifida DVD
This DVD explains Spina Bifida through typical life transitions.
Ten Things to Think About as You Prepare for Your Transition to Adulthood
This web page has helpful information for students with disabilities as they go from high school to college.
The Asperger's Difference
This DVD tells the stories of three young people who have Asperger's syndrome. They are good role models for others.
The Gillian Film
This is a film about a young woman who has a developmental disability. She works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, and takes dance classes. When Gillian decides to move out, her mother must come to terms with letting go.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. You can get information by searching their website or calling their toll-free number.
The Ties that Bind
This is a film about the struggles of a young man and his family as he transitions to a more independent life.
Transition Monday Bulletins
The Transition Monday Bulletin is a weekly electronic newsletter that reviews issues regarding transition-aged youth with disabilities.
Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
This web based publication explains the rights of students with disabilities in education after high school. It is not specific to students with ID/DD.
Transition to Adulthood: Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition
These four booklets are a resource in supporting youth who are on the autism spectrum as they plan for adult life. They are available online for free.
Transition to Work and Self-Sufficiency DVD's
These six DVDs are about going to work.
Transition, It's a Brave New World
This online article is an interview about the transition to adult life for young people who have disabilities.
Transition: The Missing Pieces
This CD-ROM is about how transition to adulthood can be especially difficult for students who have Asperger's syndrome.
Utah Young Adult Panel 2007
A video of a panel of youth with disabilities in Utah, and their recommendations to doctors when transitioning youth with disabilities.
What Does Normal Mean?
A compelling documentary film about the “inclusion” of children with disabilities in public schools. The film follows seven children— elementary to high-schoolers— with a broad range of disabilities, over an academic year.
Your Employment Selections (YES!) Program
This website has short video clips and other information about 120 different jobs. It can help youth and adults with disabilities decide what kind of work they want to do. You can also purchase it on CD-ROM.
Youth Transition Toolkit
An online guide for young people with disabilities transitioning to adulthood.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
This organization works to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
Center for Disability Information and Referral
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
Dimensions
An organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities and autism in England and South Wales.
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
Got Transition? - The Center for Health Care Transition Improvement – Opening Doors to a Healthy Future
This Center has information to support the transition from child-centered healthcare to adult health care.
Institute for Innovative Transition
This agency works to make sure that youth with disabilities are able to move smoothly from high school to adult life. It serves Monroe County in New York state. It has information for agencies, families, and people with developmental disabilities.
Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
This program provides information to people with disabilities about how working will affect their benefits so they can make an informed decision in this area of life.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.
National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth
A Center that provides resources, information and training for youth with disabilities. The Center is led by youth with disabilities.
New England ADA Center
New England ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network. It gives information on the ADA to businesses, government, and individuals on a local and national level.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
This office provides national leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities while striving to eliminate barriers to employment.
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
A website and resource to help stop bullying. It has a lot of information about how to stop bullying at school.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
This Boston-based agency runs mentoring programs for youth with disabilities. One focuses on theatre, another on learning about business, and another on healthy living.
Performing Arts Studio West
This is a performing arts studio for people with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles. They provide training, career management, and on location support to help actors in film, television and commercials.
Project C3 (Conecting Youth to Communities and Careers)
This program helps improve postsecondary outcomes for students
Project SEARCH
This program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from school to work with training.
Project Search
This program helps youth, young adults and adults with disabilities to prepare for and succeed on the job. It is part of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.
Rehabilitation Renaissance Project
An employment support program in greater Detroit area and throughout Michigan
The Future of Children: Special Education for Students with Disabilities
"The Future of Children" is an initiative that disseminates timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being through a journal and other publications.
The HSC Foundation
An organization that works to improve services for youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illness.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. You can get information by searching their website or calling their toll-free number.
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better support youth with disabilities with education and employment.
Training Grounds
A coffee bar in Jefferson County, Colorado. Its workers are people with disabilities who gain on-the-job training.
TransCen, Inc.
This agency provides direct support to youth in its San Francisco office. It is dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. They also provide training and have many research reports available on their website.
Transition Coalition
This organization provides information and training on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
A program in New York state to help people with disabilities of all ages. It shares information about jobs, education and independent living.
Workforce Recruitment Program
This program brings federal agencies together with students who have disabilities and are looking for a summer internship or a permanent job.
Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud
A program that connects, organizes and educates youth with disabilities.
Youth Transitions Collaborative
This is a partnership of several regional and national organizations. All are focused on supporting youth who have disabilities with transitions to independence.
Online Forums
Accessible Transportation for Students Online Community
An online forum about accessible transportation. It is for students with disabilities as they transition from high school into adult life.
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Unite
This Yahoo! group helps parents, self-advocates, siblings and others to share information about what is happening in the state of Illinois.
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
Other
2010 FAST Family Support Survey: National Results
This survey asked parents of transition-aged youth about three things. These were: 1) What information did they need?; 2) What was the quality of information they had?, and; 3) What was the quality of support they were receiving?
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
This fact sheet shows how postsecondary education helps people with intellectual disabilities find jobs, and earn money.
Transition Trek Game
A board game that helps youth and young adults plan for life after high school.
People Who Can Help
David Mank
David Mank is an expert about individualized employment and agency changes required to achieve the goal of people having preferred and meaningful work. He has assisted agencies and states throughout the country in planning and realizing increased em...
Denise Bissonnette
For two decades, Denise has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of career development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual "genius" of each person. Denise has authored several publ...
Rob McInnes
I draw on over 25 years of professional experience in the employment of people with disabilities. I have a particular focus on job development activities and working with employers/the business community. Available for training seminars and contract em...


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