Website: Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label delivers information, outreach and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities. Through its website, it offers a jobs portal where job seekers can connect with potential employers and shares success stories.

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Guide: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Being a Healthy Adult: How to Advocate for Your Health and Health Care

This guide focuses on transition in a healthcare context. It provides information and tools for self-advocates to assist them in their health care decisions.

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Guide: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want

This curriculum is primarily designed for students who are getting ready to transition from high school. It teaches students that knowing how to get supports is a problem-solving skill they will use again and again throughout their lives. It is a skill that involves knowing who they are, what they want to do, what supports they need, and how to go about getting those supports. In other words, it involves becoming an effective self-advocate.

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Webpage: AUCD: A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

This paper was written for and by directors and staff of the networks of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Centers and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities programs. It is intended for faculty, staff, trainees, individuals with disabilities, and family members in these two networks as well as policy makers and partners in local and state disability organizations and agencies. The paper aims to promote a dialogue among key stakeholders and to facilitate their engagement in pursuing a more comprehensive, coordinated, supportive, and successful transition process for youth with disabilities from adolescence to young adulthood.

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Website: Stopbullying.gov

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

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Guide: ASAN: Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and Families

This guide is intended to help young people with disabilities and their families plan for the transition to adulthood in health care contexts. It includes information on how to ensure that young adults have the support they need to make healthcare decisions, how to access continued healthcare coverage and decide which kind of coverage to get, and how to find an adult-oriented doctor.

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Hesperian Health Guides: A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

This book can help most women with disabilities better care for themselves, improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. To make the book as useful as possible, women with disabilities around the world shared their health needs, beliefs, and practices. Their voices, experiences, and stories helped shape the writing and are reflected on every page.

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Article: CSESA: Depression in Adolescents with ASD

This Autism at-a-Glance was designed to support high school staff and family members in understanding and recognizing symptoms of depression, and how those symptoms may present in adolescents on the autism spectrum.

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Webpage: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Clarification of Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children with Autism

In response to increased interest and activity with respect to services available to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), on July 7, 2014, CMS provided information on approaches available under the federal Medicaid program for providing services to eligible individuals with ASD.

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Toolkit: Office for Victims of Crime: Promising Practices for Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities

This toolkit identifies and addresses the issues and obstacles encountered by people with disabilities who have been victimized or abused. The information provided in this resource and the companion bulletin is intended to function as a guide for organizations seeking to improve their capacity to respond to crime victims with disabilities. Sections address collaborating, conducting a needs assessment, making a plan, implementing the plan, continued listening to the community, and sustainability.

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