Welcome to our special resource edition of ACCESS, a monthly digest of transition-related news, perspectives from diverse voices, upcoming events, and resources for young people with disabilities in New York State.
Below you will find a series of clear, thoughtful, easy-on-the-eyes tip sheets composed by our experts on various transition subjects— including high school graduation, disability disclosure, and housing — that affect our community.
You'll find links to the same tip sheets in Spanish below as well. Please pass along to those who might need them.
These tip sheets are brought to you by NYS Transition Partners: a collaborative project funded by the Rehabilitative Services Administration to help NYS families and young adults with disabilities navigate the transition to productive, independent, and meaningful adult lives.
We invite you to pass along the information as widely as possible. If you have any suggestions for tip sheets you'd find useful, please email Nancy.
We also have “brand-your-own” versions of these tip sheets available to organizations who would like to use their own logo for distribution. Please email Nancy for more information.
—Barbara Glassman, Jenny Hutkowski, and Sue Barlow
We are proud to announce the launch of the NYS Transition Partners website where you can find an archive of all previous editions of Access; all of our transition-themed videos, tip sheets, and resources; and an explanation of who we are and what we do.
MAY 10: LEARNING COMMUNITY:
Mental Health and Transition Age Youth
Young people with disabilities face many challenges when they age out of the public education and youth service systems. There are fewer resources, less available support, and proper diagnosis and treatment become even more difficult for adults.
This webinar will explore the topic of mental health for transition-aged youth, share related resources, and provide next steps.