Monthly Archives: November 2013

Making Career Development Engaging for Youth

It’s National Career Development Month! NCWD/Youth works all year round to promote quality career development opportunities for all youth and this month provides a chance to share practices from programs doing this critical work. If you’re familiar with the Guideposts … Continue reading

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NCWD/Youth Launches Youth ACT to Improve Transition Outcomes!

In an effort to improve transition outcomes for youth, the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has launched the Youth Action Council on Transition (Youth ACT). Youth ACT is a national project for youth between the ages … Continue reading

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Taking Charge: Tips for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

When parents have a child or young adult with a disability or special health care need, they take on additional roles beyond typical parents. Parents become caregivers, advocates, and decision makers in all the systems their child is involved in … Continue reading

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Career Exploration: A Critical Experience for All Youth

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Work in Progress, the official blog of theU.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). As another ODEP-led National Disability Employment Awareness … Continue reading

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