Monthly Archives: June 2013

Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 1 – The Role of Community Partners

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research On May 29, the American Youth Policy Forum, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, and … Continue reading

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Career Preparation & Cajun Cooking

All youth benefit from work experiences and other opportunities to gain and practice the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in meaningful employment during their adult years. Unfortunately, many youth with disabilities and “at-risk” or “disconnected” youth never get these … Continue reading

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An Unconditional Appreciation for Life Itself

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, student, veteran, and guest blogger Grambi Dora shares his experiences identifying with the disability and LGBT communities during transition into postsecondary education. One of my youngest memories springs back to when I was dressed … Continue reading

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Employment First: Achieving Integrated Employment for All

Earlier this week, NCWD/Youth staff had the pleasure of participating in Washington, DC’s Achieving Employment First Conference sponsored by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. According to the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Employment First … Continue reading

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