Guideposts for Success: Connecting Activities

Connecting Activities

All youth may also need one or more of the following:

  • Mental and physical health services;
  • Transportation;
  • Tutoring
  • Financial planning and management;
  • Post-program supports through structured arrangements in postsecondary institutions and adult service agencies; and,
  • Connection to other services and opportunities (e.g., recreation).

Youth with disabilities may also need:

  • Acquisition of appropriate assistive technologies;
  • Community orientation and mobility training (e.g. accessible transportation, bus routes, housing, health clinics);
  • Exposure to post-program supports such as independent living centers and other consumer-driven community-based support service agencies;
  • Personal assistance services, including attendants, readers, interpreters, or other such services; and,
  • Benefits-planning counseling including information regarding the myriad of benefits available and their interrelationships so that they may maximize those benefits in transitioning from public assistance to self-sufficiency.

Read the other Guideposts:

School-Based Preparatory Experiences

Career Preparation & Work-Based Learning Experiences

Youth Development & Leadership

Family Involvement & Supports

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Related Resources:

Breaking Down Technological Barriers

Benefits Planning for Youth with Disabilities

Financial Literacy Information for Young People with Disabilities

Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood

Mental Health Needs

Career-focused Services for Students with Disabilities at Community Colleges

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