An article in the Conversation (July 25. 2017) by Dr. Joseph Madaus offers sound advice for students with disabilities and their parents. The article text is reproduced below under a Creative Commons — Attribution/No derivatives license. Summer is a busy time for high school juniors. They are getting ready to say goodbye to school as … Continue reading Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future
The Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), a project of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD/Youth), has helped co-write a guide to help students explore career paths after high school. There are many career paths and educational or training programs out there, and not everyone has a plan figured out. It doesn't matter … Continue reading Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success!
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, has just released a new guide to assist students with disabilities transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or employment. The guide, "A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities," (January, 2017), is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/transition/products/postsecondary-transition-guide-2017.pdf
Punch-In is a project sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center. It is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors. Teachers and other … Continue reading Punch-In – Resources for Young Adults Seeking Employment
Children and teens with ADHD and other learning difficulties typically have trouble with organization, time management, and transitioning to living independently. They need specific training on how to manage those skills, which are crucial for college and beyond. But, to varying degrees, nearly all young people have trouble with these issues says Elizabeth C. Hamblet, … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways Parents Can Teach Kids to Get Organized