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Planning for life after high school can be overwhelming. This page provides information and resources to help plan and find appropriate options and services.
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Description: This brief dicusses: Myths about SSI What is SSI? What are the Benefits of Being on SSI? Financial Work Incentives 1619a SSI Health Work Incentive 1919b Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE) (parents/family/families)
Description: The Next Step is a 19-minute motivational video designed to challenge students, families and educators to consider higher education for individuals with disabilities. The video presents the personal stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in a college, university, technical school or trade school. (A Spanish version is available.)
Description: The Workbook for Youth created by the Wisconsin Community of Practice on Transition includes sections on: Some of the Rules of 18, Health Care Checklist, How to Make an Appointment, Questions to Ask When You Are Sick, etc. This handbook is about getting ready for adult life – especially your health and health care asan adult. It has information and suggestions for you about your health and health care. It alsohas ideas about how to build a health care team.This handbook can help you: Learn...
Description: This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college.
Description: Here are some tips for obtaining the help that you need to get the job done. Many people with learning disabilities find it challenging to get accommodation and this article is designed to help you succeed in your request. Setting the Stage 1. Be productive Bosses and co-workers are more likely to accede to accommodation requests from people who are perceived as high performers than from those who are not considered essential to the organizational mission. Of course, being productive is hard...
Description: The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 added section 1148 to the Social Security Act.  Among other things, Section 1148 established the Ticket to Work and Self- Sufficiency Program (Ticket Program).  The Ticket Program provides Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities more choices for receiving employment services and increases provider incentives to serve beneficiaries with disabilities who wish to maximize their economic self- sufficiency through work...
Description: Filled with strategies and resources, this book uses the author's groundbreaking research about successful adults with learning disabilities, to promote self-advocacy.
Description: Money Follows the Person (MFP) provides options for community living to individuals who live in Nursing Facilities (NF), Long-Stay Hospitals (LSH), Institute for Mental Disorders (IMD), Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) for 90 days or more. The MFP initiative has three basic objectives: Provide participants who live in these Virginia long term care institutions more informed choices and...
Description: Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success—and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken (2000). (Open web site and click on Learning Outside the Lines.)
Description: Written for high school and college students with learning disabilities (LD), this thorough, down-to-earth manual gently steers students through the process of preparing for college, choosing the right school, and succeeding academically. This book is written by Joyanne Cobb.
Description: A young man once labeled “severely learning disabled” journeys across America to find others who have used humor, imagination, and resiliency to create satisfying lives beyond “normal.” When his teachers decided Jonathan Mooney needed special ed because he couldn’t follow directions, sit still, or read well, he feared he’d lost his chance to be a regular kid. Suddenly he was “not normal.” Suddenly he was a short-bus rider destined to travel a...
Description: A college education can open the door to greater participation in the workplace and community. With this urgently needed, research-based book, readers will learn what they can do to make this crucial opportunity available to young people with a wide range of disabilities. Professionals who work in high schools and colleges—including disability service coordinators, guidance counselors, administrators, and general and special educators—will use this important resource to  help...
Description: Canine Companions for Independence® is a national nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of children and adults with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Description: The disAbility Law Center helps with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. All callers receive help with these problems. Individuals with problems, targeted in our program goals, may also receive advocacy services and/or legal representation. The disAbility Law Center of Virginia’s mission is to advance independence, choice and self-determination; protect legal, human and civil rights; and...
Description: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes): It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or now income; and It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Other questions answered include: Am I eligible for SSI benefits? How may I apply for SSI benefits? Help for Beneficiaries Who Return to Work Income Reporting
Description: Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Now, The HSC Foundation has partnered with the George Washington University to expand the content of this resource and to designate it as the official resource website of The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center. The HEATH Resource Center is a...
Description: Starting a job can be difficult for any young person. If the person happens to have a hidden disability, such as a mental health impairment, a new workplace can be overwhelming. This fact sheet provides guidance to assist with a successful transition into the workforce by answering questions regarding disclosure, accommodations and resources.
Description: This webcast is designed specifically for school personnel who will be conducting telephone interviews for Indicator #14. Participants will obtain information on the process for conducting interviews; the use of a web-based survey designed to collect interview information; and suggested telephone interviewing technique. There is no charge for the web cast.
Description: The Job Accommodation Network has posted an article addressing some of the situations that individuals with cognitive disabilities encounter while working in a cubicle, and offers suggestions on how to address these issues and help maintain a productive environment.
Description: The Job Accommodation Network consultants have developed this employment guide for job seekers as well as job candidates entering the workforce. This guide provides a four-step process with easy-to-use information, tools, and resources on subjects encountered when job seeking. These include disclosing a disability, requesting an accommodation, and career exploration designed to help people with disabilities find the job which is a good fit for them. (This is available in Spanish.)