Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hello Families! – The Next Big Thing Is Here: Introducing Individualized Learning Plans

There is a movement afoot – a change in focus, a change in the way many school districts around the country are attempting to prepare all youth for adulthood. Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are taking the nation by storm. If … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Career Exploration: My Story

According to research by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), approximately 74% of blind college graduates are unemployed. Even though there is some dispute about the actual percentages, the reality is that blind students often do not come out … Continue reading

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Skills to Pay the Bills: Preparing Young People for the World of Work

The following is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the official blog of Disability.gov. The blog is written by Maria Town, a Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  Who can forget their first job? Mine … Continue reading

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Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System

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 Youth involved with the justice system face significant challenges. Of those sentenced to a residential … Continue reading

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