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For young adults with disabilities

Access for young adults with disabilities
News and Perspective


Ryan’s success story: Transitioning into a successful job match
Nine great first-time jobs for teens
Unfashionable hiring practices


Students reeling after post-secondary supports cut
Executive functioning issues and learning: Six ways to help your child after high school
Eligible but got nothing: hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

Policy, Systems, and Services

States ranked for best disability services
Congress considers changes to ABLE Act, special needs trusts

Independent Living

A disabled life is worth living
The independent college living experience

Disability and Culture

Citing strong viewership, ABC awards full season to “Speechless”
The deaf body in public space
Op-Ed: Disability positions of the 2016 presidential candidates
New autism documentary joins forces with Easter Seals to promote inclusion for families with disabilities in communities nationwide
Mikey Brannigan wasn’t allowed to compete in college. Now he’s going for gold in Rio

Ten colleges with programs for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) students
Disability Connection Newsletter
Center on Technology and Disability (Family Portal)
Work-Based Learning Toolkit
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
Center on Transition Innovations: Independent Living
Blog of the Month

My Parent Journey

New York City

October 19: College is Possible for Students with Disabilities
October: Get out the disability vote

Western New York

October 13: Pathways to Possibilities Transition Expo 2016, Cattaraugus
October 19: 31st Annual CCDA College Night for Students with Disabilities, Erie
October 21: Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference, Erie
October 21: Youth Power! Multi-County Training, Niagara
October 25: Pathways to Graduation, Erie
October 26: Preparing for High School: Now What?, Niagara
November 8 - 10: Talking Transition, Partnerships to Leverage Success: A Collaborative Forum

Finger Lakes

October 20: Planning for the Future: Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy
November 3: Planning for the Future: ABLE Accounts
November 3: Transition Open House at Genesee Valley Vocational Center
November 17: The Right to Work: Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency and Self-Direction
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