Monthly Archives: December 2012

Don’t Forget the Soft Skills – Employment Success Requires More than Just Opportunity

Opportunity and skills – these two factors are critical to preparing all youth, including those with disabilities, for successful transition to employment. Starting as early as middle school, young people need opportunities to learn and practice the skills required for … Continue reading

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Is Your Program, School & Community Inclusive of All Youth?

Schools and communities all around the country have been celebrating Inclusive Schools this week. This annual Inclusive Schools Week event, organized by the Inclusive Schools Network, celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education … Continue reading

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Will the U.S. Join Other Nations in Ratifying Disability Rights Treaty?

Here at NCWD/Youth, we share a lot of information designed to fill gaps that exist for young people with disabilities across systems.  Because there is such a need for these resources at local and national levels, it can sometimes be … Continue reading

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