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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 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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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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This publication was co-written by members of the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), Jennifer Thomas, and Nathan Cunningham. YouthACT is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in...

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance has many pages with information on how to navigate the world with a child who has cerebral palsy, including transition to adulthood, assistive technology (AT), and exploring college. This page gives advice on the steps to take when exploring college options, as well as a list of...

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Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. There are numerous articles and other resources specifically for these students and their families, to help make college more accessible and achievable.

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