Category Archives: Independent Living

Health Care Transition: What Do Youth Need to Know?

By Frances Vhay, Program Associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development Health care transition, which is the process of switching from pediatric to adult health care, is scary and challenging. Many youth see the same pediatrician … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Disability Rights Pioneer

The following is a cross-post from Homeroom, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is by Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Ed Roberts is … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The following blog entry is a cross-post from ACL Blog, the official blog of the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The blog is written by Kathy Greenlee, Administrator for the Administration for Community Living and Sharon … Continue reading

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Help Youth Take Charge of Their Health

  When you think about preparing youth for transition to adulthood, do you think about preparing them to take care of their own health? Just as all youth need to develop competencies related to achieving employment and education goals, they … Continue reading

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Entering the Real World: Transitioning from College to the Workforce

Today’s blog provides guidance to youth about transitioning from college to the workforce. If like me you recently donned the black cap and gown and walked across the stage for the second time in your life, you may be asking … Continue reading

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A Young Attorney’s Reflection: “When Professional Is Personal – Celebrating 22 Years of the ADA”

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the official blog of Disability.gov, written by Joy Welan, Trial Attorney, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. In this blog, Joy shares some of the early experiences … Continue reading

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Preparing for College: Insights from My Freshman Year

If you’re a young person who will be transitioning from high school to college soon, you’re probably wondering what to expect and how to prepare for this new chapter of your life. I recently finished my first year of college … Continue reading

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