Category Archives: Guideposts for Success

Student Takes a Right Turn

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Lisa Fitch, an executive assistant for Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services (PVJOBS) in Los Angeles, CA. PVJOBS is … Continue reading

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Building on Success: Celebrating the Launch of the New Right Turn Program Sites

By Patricia D. Gill, Senior Program Associate, National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership Last December, NCWD/Youth’s host organization, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), was proud to announce the selection of four … Continue reading

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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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Point, Process, Product: Developing Resources with Youth

By Jennifer Thomas, Youth Development Specialist at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth’s (NCWD/Youth) Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) recently published By Youth, For Youth: Employment, YouthACT’s … Continue reading

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Intern Perspectives on Poverty & Disability

The following blog post is by Mario Carter, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). Nearing the end of his internship, Mario shares what he learned from … Continue reading

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RAMPing Up from Mentor to Program Coordinator (Part Two)!

The following blog is written by Julie Gilson, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Jacksonville, FL. RAMP is a program of the Institute for Educational Leadership, the host organization for NCWD/Youth and is based on a … Continue reading

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What Does Chronic Absenteeism Cost Students with Disabilities?

In celebration of Attendance Awareness Month, NCWD/Youth welcomes guest blogger Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works. Attendance Works is a national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, practice, and research around school attendance. NCWD/Youth is a Collaborating Partner for Attendance … 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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The ADA Generation: Celebrating Disability Civil Rights Successes

The following blog was written by Sarah Ferrell, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Want to share your own ADA Generation story? In celebration of the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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