Transition to Employment/Workforce

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Parents of children and adults with special needs have their roles in “Life Planning” for their child. It’s a lifetime of various roles that have a direct effect on the daily and future quality of life of their children. As both a parent and a sibling of adults with special...

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This webinar discusses how to utilize the Univeral Design for Learning (UDL) framework as the foundation to apply the same principles during transition and on into the employment sector. While businesses and people with disabilities sometimes encounter serious challenges as they seek to implement inclusion strategies, as assistive technology (AT)...

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This article describes current, ongoing reasearch at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science to use 3D printing to produce upper limb prosthetics. In addition to detailing the recent advances in 3D printing, this project is working on producing prosthetics built for specific activities.

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This resource helps families to get teens and young adults involved in learning about and selecting assistive technology. An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology can support them in their educational and employment goals. This enables students to advocate for themselves, and to...

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This step-by-step guide provides an overview of tools and strategies for executive function skills used in the work place such as time management, motivation, following directions, organizing work space and information, remembering appointments and tasks, and focus and attention.

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This guide helps parents and individuals learn about tools and strategies for skills needed on the job such as time management, completing tasks, and organizing.

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In this keynote address, delivered at the 2015 Training Workforce and Development and diversity conference, Dr. Cary Supalo discussed the lack of access technologies and opportunities for students with disabilities to fully participate in STEM workforce. Dr. Supalo serves as a consultant for Haverford College in Philadelphia and a visiting...

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Aimed at parents and caregivers, The Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs guide is organized into 4 areas. Part 1 focuses on self-advocacy and legal rights, and Part 2 on high school with information about IEPs and diploma options....

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Prepared by the Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) Work group, this plan highlights a shared vision, federal cross-systems initiatives that align with established goals and outcomes, and policy priorities.

Link: http://www.dol.gov/odep/pdf/20150302-fpt.pdf

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This webinar is part 1 of the series Successful Transition to College: The Role of Technology. AT Specialists Bryan Ayres and Janet Peters discuss the major factors involved in planning for the transition of students with disabilities from schooling to employment or post-secondary environments. (Download the accompanying slides...

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