Resources for youth

IEP Tip Sheets for Youth

From the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, these TEST tip sheets are designed for youth and young adults who have individualized education programs (IEPs). One focuses on preparing for an IEP meeting and another focused on identifying community partners to participate in IEP meetings and transition planning.

  • Factsheet, IEP Tip Sheets for Youth

    You Got This: Taking a Leadership Role in Your IEP Meeting

  • Factsheet, IEP Tip Sheets for Youth

    I've Got my Crew: Inviting Community Partners to your IEP Meeting


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.

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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


Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures

At Portland State University, the Pathways to Positive Futures center aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination. Our work is guided by the perspectives of young people and their families, and based in a positive development framework.

  • Website, Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures


So You’re 18

These resources from the Virginia State Bar help young adults and their families understand what rights and responsibilities occur at age 18 in the state.

A downloadable and hard copy Guide is available. There is also a So You’re 18 website.

In Virginia, 18 is the age of majority, when a person is no longer a legal minor and now has full legal responsibility. These resources help youth and families understand some of the rights and obligations as an adult and to help avoid some of the pitfalls facing young adults as you take on legal responsibilities.

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    Info about the Guide

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    Link to the So You're 18 website


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


Factsheet on Profile of a Virginia Graduate from PEATC

This fact sheet from the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) provides families and students an overview of the 5 C’s of what skills a Virginia graduate should have.

  • Factsheet, Factsheet on Profile of a Virginia Graduate from PEATC


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


Outside-The-Box College Accommodations

Outside-The-Box College Accommodations: Real Support for Real Students: Tools for School from the Transitions Research and Training Center at University of Massachusetts

  • Toolkit, Outside-The-Box College Accommodations


Learn your Rights: A Guide for Youth in Foster Care

Learn your Rights: A Guide for Youth in Foster Care from the Virginia Poverty Law Center

  • Website, Learn your Rights: A Guide for Youth in Foster Care


How to Keep A Job: A Young Adult’s Guide

How to Keep A Job: A Young Adult’s Guide, from the Transitions RTC

  • Guide, How to Keep A Job: A Young Adult’s Guide


My Next Move

My Next Move, what do you want to do for a living? A career search site.

  • Website, My Next Move


Think College

Think College: College options for people with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Website, Think College


A Life 4 Me

A Life 4 Me: for middle schoolers with disabilities and their parents

  • Website, A Life 4 Me


By Youth, For Youth: Employment guide

By Youth, For Youth: Employment guide from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

  • Guide, By Youth, For Youth: Employment guide


Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?
November 20, 2014

Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan? Guide from Formed Families Forward and PEATC

  • Toolkit, Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?


Foster Care to Success

Foster Care to Success: America’s College Fund for Foster Youth.

All Foster Care to Success scholarships share one application; we will determine the program(s) for which you are eligible based on the information you provide.

  • Website, Foster Care to Success

    Foster Care to Success

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    Apply here