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ATMac is a website that provides helpful information about all Apple products for users with disability, chronic illness, or other impairments. It includes information on all types of assistive technology, like wearable devices, speech-to-text, AAC, and home automation features.

Link: http://atmac.org/

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This article is directed toward those with disabilities who are entering the workforce by introducing Employment First, a concept in advocacy that emphasizes equal work for equal pay for those with disabilities. As young adults, it is important to become familiar with these concepts, as they are essential to self-advocacy...

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Although employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities still lag behind those compared to individuals without disabilities, it is clear that enormous barriers to employment are being overcome. It is far more common now to see students and young adults with disabilities in a wide range of jobs throughout the community...

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As high school graduation draws near, students with disabilities encounter a spectrum of options for their transition into the working world. Some students find vocational programs to be a viable post-secondary option as they lead to meaningful, independent work in a skilled trade. The following guide highlights the benefits of...

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This video details the many ways technology can assist a person with disabilities to live well on their own. This can be useful for students away at college, or those transitioning from school to the workforce with their own place to live. Presented by Daniel Davies and Jordan Wagner....

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This page from the Going to College website helps young adults learn about and prepare for their college lives. It gives guidance on the steps a student should take when planning for college, from their high school "To Do List" to choosing which college to go to. This easy-to-navigate...

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Living with Autism in college brings unique challenges for students. This guide gives an overview of some of these challenges, and how to identify responses to these as a higher education professional.

Link: https://aspennj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ASDinHigherEdGuide.pdf

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This book is written for current and future college students with autism, by the students themselves. Whether they're at a school with an autism support program or one that offers only a very basic disability services office, this handbook should be a valuable resource in trying to figure out how...

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This official Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities by the U.S. Department of Education gives information to parents and teachers about transition programs and services, rights under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, preparing for adult life, and postsecondary options.

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The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Their website includes a wealth of resources, covering subjects relating to education, employment, family, and other matters of transition for...

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