TUESDAY APRIL 14, 2015
Welcome to the first 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. Each month, you will receive timely pieces on employment, education, and the rapidly changing NYS service systems that affect our community.
ACCESS is 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. Here’s a brief summary of the project.
We invite you to use ACCESS to get the word out when you have an event or a resource you’d like to share with the community. We also invite you to pass ACCESS on to your own network, and to let us know what you think.
-Jenny Hutkowski, Sue Barlow, and Rachel Howard
News & Perspective
Employers learn to embrace hiring people with disabilities
New York State Employment First Commission: Report and recommendations
NYS Employment First
Support needed for people with autism to manage the social aspects of work life
Career-focused approach to restorative justice
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Adult Systems and Supports
Reform in the intellectual and developmental disabilities service systems poses real-life transition challenges
New York NonProfit Press
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) releases new Front Door manual
A serious portrayal of the difficulties of transitioning from IDEA services to adult life
National graduation rates for students with disabilities on the rise
On Special Education
Cuomo Drops Dream Act and Education Tax Credit from budget
Do colleges look less favorably on students with IEPs than 504 plans?
Science and Technology
Is modern technology a threat to braille?
Disability and Culture
The Opportunity Project: Micro-documentary video series to increase positive images of people with disabilities in the media
‘Big Bang Theory’ Star: Here’s to those who empower people with disabilities