Youth Leadership Forum

Independent Living

Independent Living As teens approach adulthood, living independently becomes a significant goal. Independent living skills or tasks are those related to daily living, and may include housing, personal care, transportation, and social and/or recreational opportunities. Each student’s needs in the area of independent living are unique and should be determined through formal and informal age-appropriate…

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Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education Choosing the right college or university is a difficult and time-consuming process for any prospective student. The student’s IEP doesn’t “follow” them to college or a technical institute, however, laws require virtually all post-secondary institutions make substantial accommodations for students with disabilities. It is important for students with disabilities who plan on attending…

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Employment

Employment A good day is a pay day! When individuals work, they contribute to their community, making the economy and community stronger. Work also helps individuals develop new skills and strengthen self-respect, dignity, and self-worth. Creating a solid foundation of employability while a student is in high school can lead to a student having a…

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Transition IEP Plans

Transition IEP Plan Transition planning is a formal process for helping kids with IEPs figure out what they want to do after high school and how to get there. It’s required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IEP transition planning is more than just a hopeful exercise or brainstorming session. During planning, the…