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For young adults with disabilities

Access for young adults with disabilities
News and Perspective


Individuals with disabilities more likely to be employed in states with expanded Medicaid
What to tell your employer when you’re losing your sight
Boston woman with Down syndrome starts cookie business, dreams big


Getting students with autism through high school, to college, and beyond
Governor Cuomo proposes free state college tuition for families making less than $125,000 a year
Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

Systems and Services

Parent and educator resource guide to Section 504 in public elementary and secondary schools
Housing, Employment and Community Supports: A Guide for Students in Transition

Independent Living

New York advocates for people with developmental disabilities concerned about the "staffing crisis"
People with disabilities can now create their own special needs trusts

Science and Technology

What's new in assistive technology?
21 Chrome extensions for struggling students with disabilities

Disability and Culture

Autism documentary to premiere on A&E

Transition planning
High school credential options for NYC students with disabilities
Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council Family Support/Services Guide
Group and peer programs for those with autism spectrum disorder
2017 scholarship program for students who are blind from senior year in high school through graduate school
National Council on Independent Living
Medicaid basics
Life skills and independent living services
Blog of the Month

Blog: A look at the objectification of the disabled community

New York

January 19: Your Guide to Transition and Life After High School
January 23: Your Child's Best Champion
January 24: Cocktails & Bureaucracy: Respite and Resources
January 28: INCLUDEnyc Summer Fun & More Fair
The city’s largest recreational and social activities fair for young people with disabilities

Western New York

January 28: Ambassadors in Caring for Individuals who are Medically Fragile/Frail with Developmental Disabilities Education Program
January 28: Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom
February 6: Parent Group for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
February 8: Guardianship Wills and Trusts

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