Category Archives: Health

Purple Day for Epilepsy

The following blog is by Erin Seiler, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Seize Control. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders in … Continue reading

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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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When “Eat Your Vegetables” Isn’t Always An Option

By Jason Farr, Program Associate, with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development If you are a person with a disability reading this blog, you are much more … Continue reading

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Lauren McCarthy: Living with an Invisible Illness

The following is a cross-post from The Michigan Daily.  At 18 years old, most high-school graduates imagine their soon-to-be college careers as a blur of caffeine induced all-nighters, nearly impossible exams, subsequent celebratory bar crawls, partying until 3 a.m. and … Continue reading

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Taking Charge: Tips for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

When parents have a child or young adult with a disability or special health care need, they take on additional roles beyond typical parents. Parents become caregivers, advocates, and decision makers in all the systems their child is involved in … Continue reading

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Young Adults Should Be Invincible

The following is a cross-post from Disruptive Women in Healthcare. The Affordable Care Act has changed the way many young adults think about their health. This is in part due to the fact that, according to the Commonwealth Fund, 15 … 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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