Monthly Archives: June 2011

Preparing for Life After High School (Part 2 on Graduation Requirements & Diploma Options)

Following up on our recent blog, Graduation Requirements & Diploma Options – Finding Information about Your State (Part 1 of 2), this blog entry attempts to answer questions we often hear from families and youth service professionals about what young … Continue reading

Posted in Career Preparation, Credentials, Education, Guideposts for Success, Independent Living, Parents & Families, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Transition, Youth Employment, Youth Leadership | 1 Comment

Young Actor Discusses Underrepresentation of People with Disabilities in Performing Arts on WAMU Radio

For better and worse, society’s perceptions of people with disabilities are influenced by how the media and entertainment arena portrays them, if they are portrayed at all. In a recent commentary on WAMU Radio,  Christopher Imbrosciano, a young actor with … Continue reading

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Relationships, Sexuality, & Self Determination: Documentary on Monica & David Raises Important Questions (Part 2 of 2)

Growing up, I was the epitome of a “girly-girl.” Frilly dresses, dollhouses, and lots and lots of Barbie dolls. In fact, my all-time favorite game to play with friends was “House,” where as the “Mom,” having a baby meant tucking … Continue reading

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Are We Paying Attention to the Unique Support Needs of GLBT Youth?

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt In September it will have been 20 years since I began my high school career as a lowly freshman. I was not “out” to myself in high school, let alone others, meaning that somewhere deep … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating with Youth, Disclosure, Guideposts for Success, Health, Inclusion, Parents & Families, Self Advocacy, Transition, Youth Employment | 1 Comment

Weighing Decisions about Disability Disclosure – Resources for Youth & Caring Adults

In yesterday’s blog, guest blogger Emalie Fogg described her own concerns and personal experience with disability disclosure while applying for and transitioning into  a job. Decisions about whether, when, how, and to whom to disclose one’s disability are something that … Continue reading

Posted in Accommodations, Career Preparation, Disclosure, Education, Guideposts for Success, Parents & Families, Self Advocacy, Tools, Transition | 2 Comments

How Disclosing My Disability Led to Successful Employment

NCWD/Youth is pleased to welcome guest blogger Emalie Fogg. Emalie currently works as an administrative assistant at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of External Affairs. Prior to that, she was a Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellow at the Institute … Continue reading

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Graduation Requirements & Diploma Options – Finding Information About Your State (Part 1 of 2)

It’s that time of year when high school graduation and planning for what comes next is on many people’s minds. This may be the case for both those young people who are finishing high school this year and their families … Continue reading

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A Letter to Young Workers: Your Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace

This blog entry is a cross posting from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, re-published with permission from the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, which funds the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth … Continue reading

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