Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move is a website created by the University of Massachusetts to address all aspects of transition. It is a comprehensive website that looks at services starting in high school and continuing through graduation and the "move" into life after the IEP. Some of the services are specific to Massachusetts but many of the ideas presented are relevant to individuals in other states. There are sections on developing self-advocacy and self-determination skills. The "Education" section covers instructional and behavioral supports, accommodations and modifications, college prep and post-secondary options for students with disabilities. Career development is discussed and social and community needs are addressed, from transportation and housing to setting up appropriate guardianship options. This is an excellent website for parents, educators, disability professionals, and students with disabilities.