Transition

 

News

 

8/11/2016

Routing a Path for Everyone (KY UCEDD)

A group of students and HDI employee, Darrell Mattingly, led by HDI Disability Program Specialist Anna Bard, set out on a mission last year to map accessibility on campus so that everyone - no matter how they're navigating - can have the information they need to get around campus efficiently. In the fall 2016 semester, UK Facilities Management's Facilities Information Services will unveil the new interactive campus map that includes accessibility attributes and can route an appropriate path depending on a user's needs.

 
 

8/2/2016

Project SEARCH Southern Miss (MS UCEDD)

"We do not fear the future for we are the future," was the wording featured on the inaugural Project SEARCH Southern Miss Class of 2016 graduation invitation. Seven Hattiesburg High School students participated in an employment skills program at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Hattiesburg campus for the 2015-2016 high school year. These student became interns and participated in daily employment training and completed three work internships, all at USM.

 
 

8/1/2016

A Collaborative Learning Community to Benefit Youth and Young People with Disabilities

By Jessica Queener, Communications and Outreach Manager, Youth Transitions Collaborative and the National Youth Transitions Center

The Youth Transitions Collaborative (YTC) is a community of organizations that share the goal of empowering youth and young people with disabilities to create a self-directed path to adulthood and employment, and to participate in and contribute to society. The National Youth Transitions Center (NYTC) provides a single location in the nation's capital for modeling cross-systems collaboration and improving the transition services available to youth and young people, their families and communities.

 
 

8/1/2016

Think College Professional Development (MA UCEDD/LEND)

Nearly 100 directors and staff from TPSIDs, as well as Think College staff, came together for networking and professional development opportunities at the annual meeting from July 11 - 13th in Indianapolis, IN. There were updates from the coordinating center and organizational partners, presentations on critical topics, and small group discussions.

 
 

7/8/2016

Center Focuses on a Vulnerable Population (MD UCEDD/LEND)

How can pro bono attorneys make a difference in the lives of young patients with neurodevelopmental and other disorders of the brain? For Jennifer Brennan, it was by helping an 11-year-old girl with a major brain injury hospitalized at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her stepmother, who only spoke Spanish, was at her bedside daily but didn't have legal authority to make critical medical decisions.

 
 

6/27/2016

UCONN UCEDD Hosts Self-Determination Event for Connecticut Practitioners

UCONN UCEDD hosted an all-day training event on Self-Determination and its importance in the education of students with disabilities." Invited presenters were Drs. Michael Weymeyer and Karrie Shogren from the University of Kansas. Over 100 individuals representing school districts across the state of Connecticut, along with advocates, family members, graduate students, and state agencies staff attended the training.

 
 

6/22/2016

AUCD Celebrates the 17th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Urges Congress to Support States in Implementation of Olmstead

AUCD and its self-advocates, family members, and allies, joins with the greater disability community in celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead vs. L.C. decision (1999), a landmark decision that has afforded hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities the opportunity to move from institutions to their own homes and communities. Seventeen years ago today the Supreme Court ruled that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

 
 

6/13/2016

The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University Announces the 2016 PATHS Graduates (TX UCEDD)

The Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) program at Texas A&M University is honored to announce the 2016 graduates. This year, 21 young men and women successfully graduated from the PATHS certificate program. Family and friends attended the fifth graduating PATHS class. The PATHS certificate program was developed in 2010 by Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge, Director of Transition Service Programs, Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension while working with the Center on Disability and Development (CDD) at Texas A&M University.

 
 

5/31/2016

First Annual USC UCEDD Community Education Conference

The USC UCEDD hosted it's first annual community education conference at The California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles. This one-of-a-kind conference offered 18 sessions focusing on the needs of transitional age youth (ages 14-25) with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Over 180 participants from across the state of California attended the event.

 
 

5/31/2016

First Annual USC UCEDD Community Education Conference

The USC UCEDD hosted it's first annual community education conference at The California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles. This one-of-a-kind conference offered 18 sessions focusing on the needs of transitional age youth (ages 14-25) with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Over 180 participants from across the state of California attended the event.

 
 
 

Events

The National Autism Data Center: Building Gauges to Measure National Progress on Transition Outcomes

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

There is a high rate of unemployment and underemployment among individuals on the autism spectrum. Paul Shattuck, founder of the National Autism Data Center, will describe the Center's activities with special emphasis on national indicators related to transition. Participants will learn about the range of information products available through Dr. Shattuck's center and plans for additional transition research projects. Shattuck's team reports that young adults on the autism spectrum often have worse employment outcomes in the first few years after high school than do peers who have other types of disabilities. Ms. Laura Ivanova Smith, UW LEND Advocate Faculty, will describe the support she received from her mother while transitioning out of high school and into college.

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2016 Southwest Conference on Disability

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Friday, October 7, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Join us in Albuquerque for the 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability, October 4 - 7, 2016 during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The conference theme for 2016 is: Reducing Disparities For People With Disabilities Through Systems Change.

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Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult-systems of Care

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Dr. Acharya will review the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the webinar, she will describe standard of care for health care transition and highlight strategies to support the transition to aDr. Acharya is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician and internist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Acharya cares for individuals with developmental disabilities using a lifespan perspective from childhood to adulthood. She is particularly interested in supporting adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities as they transition to adult-systems of care and beyond.dult-centered health care for this population.

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Resources

 

4/20/2016

Got Transition Anticipates ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Tools

In May this year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will be releasing new transition readiness/self-care assessment and medical summary tools modeled after Got Transition's "Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition."

 
 

12/15/2015

Got Transition Releases New Resources for Young Adults and Health Care Providers

Got Transition has partnered with the Office of Disability Employment (Department of Labor) and the Youth Transitions Collaborative to create a Transition QuickGuide for youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The QuickGuide includes information and resources about health insurance, self-care management, transition from pediatric to adult health care, decision-making, and career planning to help young people manage their health care needs in order to make their career goals a reality. A related joint letter from ODEP and HRSA�s Maternal and Child Health Bureau emphasizes the importance of expanding access to health care services and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

 
 

12/10/2013

Healthcare Transition For Youth With I/DD

A Policy Brief from ASAN

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood. The brief, produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, provides recommendations to ensure that young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive consistent access to quality health care, as well as support in taking on adult levels of autonomy with respect to their own health care needs. Please direct any inquiries on this resource to Samantha Crane at scrane@autisticadvocacy.org.

 
 
 

Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

The Need for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities:Youth with physical or mental disabilities represent special populations at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, educational failure, and poor employment outcomes and often have multiple, overlapping risk factors. Such youth can and do benefit from mentoring relationships.

The Need for Inclusive Mentoring Programs:Youth with disabilities typically to receive mentoring within disability-specific programs rather than in inclusive, community-based programs that have a diversity of resources that promote education, job readiness, development of employment skills, and/or training in and exposure to entrepreneurial activities.

The Benefits:

  • Youth with disabilities can participate with their typically developing peers in mentoring programs,
  • The community capacity to serve people with disabilities would be enhanced with training, technical assistance, and programmatic supports,
  • There is a social value to providing inclusive supports and services, and
  • Through building the capacity of community-based mentoring programs to serve all youth well-including those with special physical or mental challenges-is more cost-effective than supporting multiple specialty services.

 Factsheet:

AUCD has developed a factsheet that provides an overview of mentoring youth with disabilities, and gives examples of promising practices from the AUCD network. Click here: factsheet in PDF