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.
View the Guide – The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want
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.
View the Webpage – AUCD: A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
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.
View the Website – Stopbullying.gov
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.
View the Guide – ASAN: Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and Families
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.
View the Guide – A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
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.
View the Article – CSESA: Depression in Adolescents with ASD
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.
View the Webpage – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Clarification of Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children with Autism
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.
View the Toolkit – Office for Victims of Crime: Promising Practices for Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities
NCCJD is committed to revealing the many forms injustice takes in the lives of people with disabilities who come into the criminal justice system. Those accused of crimes they did not commit often face the greatest injustice of all, some losing their lives when coerced into giving false confessions. Robert Perske, respected author, advocate and long-time supporter of The Arc, compiled a list of people with intellectual disabilities who gave false confessions to begin documenting these otherwise hidden-away cases.
View the Webpage – National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability: Perske’s List
This webpage provides a list of financing options and scholarships available to students with disabilities. Information regarding eligibility and deadlines are included.
View the Website – BestColleges.com: Financial Aid Opportunities for Students With Disabilities