Category Archives: Disclosure

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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RAMP Albany Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

The following blog is by Elijah Fagan-Solis, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Albany, NY. RAMP is a career-focused mentoring program created and supported by the Institute for Educational Leadership with support from the Department of … Continue reading

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Transforming How Youth See Their Communities, and Themselves

  By Byron Kline, Project Manager for the Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development.  “…But now I learned to earn ‘cause I’m righteous / I feel great so maybe I might … Continue reading

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Mentoring Stories: Damon & Shamond

During October, organizations all around the country celebrated the annual Disability Mentoring Day event. NCWD/Youth is fortunate to be able to engage in mentoring programming all year round through the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) run by our host … Continue reading

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Promoting Good Mental Health for Today’s Workforce – and Tomorrow’s

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Rhonda Basha, leader of the Office of Disability Employment’s Youth Policy Team.  May is Mental Health Month, and although it is … Continue reading

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Cat Videos, Game of Thrones, and Mental Health?

  This past weekend, I (assuredly along with milennials across the country) fell down the all too familiar internet searching rabbit hole. In the hours lost watching cat videos, Game of Thrones GIFs, and tutorials on how to properly fold … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability and a Path to Overcoming Stigma: My Conversation with Sam

The following cross-posted blog features an interview with Sam, a member of NCWD/Youth’s 2013 YouthACT cohort from the Ala Costa Adult Transition Program (ACAT). The original post is available in full.  We started the ACAT program in 2009 with six students. Sam is … 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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Public Schools Empowering Students to Take Charge

This month, guest blogger Chris Nace, a Transition Policy Analyst with the Office of Special Education at the District of Columbia Public Schools, shares about his transition to the world of work as a person with a disability and how … Continue reading

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