National Resources

US Office of Disability Employment Policy
Office of Disability Employment Policy, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, offers individuals with disabilities and employers information and resources to promote and maintain employment of persons with disabilities. Among its program areas are disability employment statistics and employment supports.
  • Website, US Office of Disability Employment Policy


My Future website

A website produced by the Department of Defense with data from the Departments of CommerceEducation and Labor. Site offers information and tools on post-high school career, education and military options.

  • Website, My Future website


Practice Guides for Transitions for Students with Emotional Disorders

Resources from a Translating Evidence to Support Transitions (TEST) grant is to increase the use and adoption of research-based best practices in transition planning services for high school students with emotional and behavioral disorders receiving special education services.

Scroll down page to find Practice Guides, Presentations and other resources.

  • Website, Practice Guides for Transitions for Students with Emotional Disorders


Social Security Benefits for Children and Adolscents

A great one page comparison table for families and professionals from the Center for Transition Innovations at VCU.

  • Factsheet, Social Security Benefits for Children and Adolscents


PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

The road to adulthood for youth with disabilities is filled with opportunity, and parents play a key role. PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment is ready with the information families want, presented in a way families can use. The site features a wide array of transition-related resources for families and youth.

  • Website, PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment


WIOA: New Law Helps Youth & Young Adults Get Jobs – What Families Need to Know

This fact sheet reviews key eligibility and services provided under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  It focuses on the supports for youth and young adults with psychiatric disabilities.

 

  • Factsheet, WIOA: New Law Helps Youth & Young Adults Get Jobs – What Families Need to Know


Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions Webinar

Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions:
State of the Science
presented by Marsha Ellison, PhD, Michelle Mullen, MS, CRC, CPRP, and Kathleen Biebel, PhD of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center  at U Mass (formerly The Transitions RTC)

Originally broadcast on January 7, 2016

Description:
The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment. Can supported education services help?

Marsha Ellison, Michelle Mullen and Kathleen Biebel, researchers and trainers of supported education services, will host a 2-part webinar series presenting the state of the science 2nd state of the practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

  • Webinar, Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions Webinar


The Learning & Working Transitions RTC 

The Learning & Working Transitions RTC at University of Massachusetts Medical Center focuses on youth and young adults ages 14-30 who have serious mental health conditions, conducting cutting-edge research on age appropriate programs that support education, training, and working during the transition to adulthood.

  • Website, The Learning & Working Transitions RTC 


JobCorps

JobCorps, a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job has several locations in Virginia.

  • Website, JobCorps


Education & Training Connections resources from CPIR

The Center for Parent Information and Resources provides a webpage on Education/Training Connections resources.

  • Website, Education & Training Connections resources from CPIR


Employment Connections resources

The Center for Parent Information and Resources offers this webpage on Employment Connections resources.

  • Website, Employment Connections resources


Top Mental Health Challenges Facing College Students

Best Colleges offers an article on Top Mental Health Challenges Facing College Students

  • Guide, Top Mental Health Challenges Facing College Students


PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment provides information and resources for youth, families, employers and others helping teens and young adults with disabilities as they transition.

  • Website, PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment


National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, funded by US Department of Education to support states and local school systems.

  • Website, National Technical Assistance Center on Transition


Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide 

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide from the Center for Parent Information and Resources

  • Guide, Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide 


Comprehensive Approach to Transition Guide

Comprehensive Approach to Transition Guide from the Association of University Centers on Disability is a youth-friendly planning workbook.

  • Worksheet, Comprehensive Approach to Transition Guide


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, funded by the Department of Labor, offers many employment, education and other transition resources for youth with disabilities and their families.

  • Website, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability


Center on Technology and Disability

Center on Technology and Disability is a national resource for families on assistive technology and instructional technology.

  • Website, Center on Technology and Disability


Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities is one of many disability resources from the US Department of Labor.

  • Website, Hiring People with Disabilities


Matrix of effective transition planning practices

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition has a matrix of effective transition planning practices and predictors. Parents and caregivers, as well as educators, can learn about what works well for transitioning students with special needs.

  • Website, Matrix of effective transition planning practices